Again bad news for festival goers, The German festival Melt! and the Austrian Nova Rock will not take place this year.
Melt! announces that due to the corona situation there is insufficient perspective and too much uncertainty for an edition of the festival to take place in June. However, the festival organization refuses to consider 2021 a lost year. They continue to hope to be able to organize something later this year, although that will be in a different setting than usual.
The Austrian Nova Rock cannot take place this year either. This has to do with decisions made by the Austrian government. However, the organization of the festival has done its best to come up with proposals and requirements to the government. These turned out to fall on deaf ears, because the government has not done anything with them and so no Nova Rock will take place this summer. However, the festival has already announced the 2022 date: from June 9 to 12, 2022 Nova Rock will be overtaken.
Nothing is known yet about the programming, ticket sales and prices of both festivals.