Lowlands Festival has announced its first set of names for 2021.
In a statement, organisers have explained that, as “the Dutch government’s current expectation is that all vulnerable people who are susceptible to hospitalization will be protected by the end of June” they “assume that this will make it possible for Lowlands to take place in a safe and responsible manner from 20 to 22 August 2021 – without a distance of one and a half meters or a restriction in the number of visitors”.
“Of course, permission from the government will be required by then,” they continue. “Subject to that permission, we would like to let you know what the first acts are that we have booked for Lowlands 2021”
Those first names include the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Chemical Brothers, Yungblud, Arlo Parks, Declan McKenna, Biig Piig, Dry Cleaning, Cavetown, Georgia, shame and Working Men’s Club.
“We cannot predict the future,” the festival explain. “Due to measures that may still apply during Lowlands, it may turn out that not all acts will be able to attend. We are not only dependent on measures in the Netherlands, but also on those in countries where acts come from and / or are going to tour. The most important thing at the moment is that all these acts have wholeheartedly indicated that they will be there when the circumstances permit. Of course we are in talks with more acts that have not yet been confirmed.
“We are convinced that, if the vaccination coverage continues to develop positively, the vaccines are effective and care is spared, the measures will be relaxed and we will soon be able to meet each other in the polder in August. We are working on various scenarios to safely organize Lowlands in which, among other things, rapid tests could play a role. We can imagine that you have questions about that. Because no one knows exactly how the virus will behave in the near future and what the demands from politicians will be, we cannot yet provide a detailed answer to all questions. As Lowlands gets closer, we will of course keep you closely informed about this. If it turns out that, contrary to expectations, Lowlands cannot continue, a ticket arrangement will of course be drawn up again.”
As last year’s festival was completely sold out, there are only a small number of tickets available from those who requested refunds. They will go on sale at a later date.
You can check out the full Lowlands line-up so far in the poster below.