Organisers of Torre del Mar’s Weekend Beach Festival have officially announced that the festival will not be taking place this year.
The event, which was due to take place in the eastern Costa del Sol resort over the first weekend in July and would have been in its seventh year, will now be held from 30 June until 3 July 2021 instead.
Enka Tripiana, who is responsible for press and communications for the festival, explained to SUR in English on Friday, “The festival is being postponed and not cancelled because it is the same line-up in 2021 and the tickets bought for 2020 are valid for 2021. It's illogical to say that it was cancelled when it never took place in 2020 and the line-up is the same.”
Tickets already bought for this year’s festival will be valid for next year, organisers explained. However, refunds are available from Saturday, 6 June, for a period of 14 days.
The line-up, which includes South African hip hop group, Die Antwoord (meaning The Answer in Afrikaans) will remain the same, with the exception of Argentinian reggaeton artist, Paulo Londra, who is currently arranging dates for his 2021 tour.
Artistic director, Fátima Rodríguez, told SUR; “It’s been a lot of hard work and now we are feeling extremely sad to think that in a few days we would have been experiencing and celebrating the festival.”
The absence of the festival will be felt economically in Torre del Mar this year as it has brought around eight million euros into the town in previous years, as well as providing over 1,000 jobs directly or indirectly related to the event. In 2019 150,000 people from all over Spain and beyond travelled to Torre del Mar especially for the popular music festival.
For further information on ticket refunds visit: www.weekendbeach.es