European festivals face another summer of cancellations

(VOVWORLD) - Spiking COVID-19 infections and a sluggish vaccine rollout force many summer festivals in Europe to be cancelled for the second year. 

A comic festival in Angouleme, France, which was scheduled for June, has been cancelled for fear of the pandemic, organizers said Friday. Cultural events in France, including Solidays, Hellfest, Garorock, Eurocks, and Lollapalooza in Paris, among others, together accounting for more than one million ticket sales.

Seven German and Swiss festivals have abandoned their plans: Deichbrand, Hurricane, Southside, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park, SonneMondSterne and Greenfield.

The huge parties of Sonar and Primavera in Barcelona are also cancelled for a second year running.

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