Music festival I Land Sound struggles to stick to 1,000 guest limit ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

I Land Sound logo. Organizers say the festival on Saaremaa should go ahead next year.
I Land Sound logo. Organizers say the festival on Saaremaa should go ahead next year. Source: Indrek Kasesalu

Saaremaa music festival I Land Sound is struggling to stick to the 1,000 guest limit introduced by the government because not enough tickets have been returned or exchanged.

The organizing team announced on June 2 that they would continue to organize the festival despite rules introduced to stop the spread of coronavirus. They also said they were expecting tickets to be returned or to be exchanged for a pass in 2021 and gave customers a deadline of June 9 to do this.

I Land Sound posted on their Facebook account on Friday, June 12: "Although the festival this year is more modest than planned, the anticipation of I Land Sound 2020 is bigger than ever. Many of our friends have been left out, many groups divided, and tents without guests. All of this has been also devastating to the organizing team.

"Unfortunately not enough tickets were returned during the week for us to reach the 1000 guest limit set by the government. We have come up with a solution where everyone can still be a part of the festival.

"All details are still being confirmed with the municipality and you can expect a final answer from us after the municipal hearing on the 16th of June."

I Land Sound is scheduled to take place on July 16-19 in Orissaare, on the island of Saaremaa.

The government introduced 1,000 guest limit for outdoor events to stop the spread of coronavirus but to allow events to go ahead in a reduced capacity.

 

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