What about Corona in the summer? Should the planned concerts be canceled again? Outdoor festival organizers are confident things can start again.


After the pandemic-related cancellation over the past two years, the signs are good for major outdoor festivals such as Hurricane, Deichbrand and M’era Luna in the summer of 2022.

Despite the currently tense Corona situation, the organizers are confident. “The incidences, which are currently increasing due to the Omicron variant, do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the summer of the festival, which we are looking forward to and with extreme optimism,” said Jonas Rohde, spokesperson for the organizer of the FKP festival. Scorpio. For example, FKP Scorpio organizes the Hurricane Festival from June 17 to 19 in Scheeßel and the M’era Luna Festival from August 6 to 7 near Hildesheim.

According to the experience of recent years and model calculations, it can be assumed that the number of infections will drop sharply in the summer, “so that we see no connection between the current situation and our festivals”, Rohde said.

Organizers of the Deichbrand Festival, which is due to take place near Cuxhaven from July 21-24, made a similar statement. “That’s why we are planning the next Deichbrand Festival at full speed and have prepared ourselves even better internally for the next edition of the festival,” spokeswoman Lena Zielinski said.

The organizers did not provide any information on whether and to what extent the festivals will take place with protection and test concepts, in reference to the long delay. However, there is no question for them of reducing the number of visitors. (dpa)