Music festival I Land Sound, scheduled to take place this weekend in Saaremaa, was rejected permission due to fears of a resurgence of coronavirus. On Friday however, organizers of the event announced a cleanup weekend with a couple hundred selected invitees.
On Friday afternoon, at the location I Land Sound was supposed to take place, organizers of the event held a cleanup day which will extend through the weekend.
Paap Uspenski, head organizer of I Land Sound, told ETV's daily affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" on Friday: "We are holding cleanup days this weekend and also the summer days of our NPO. We sent a couple hundred invites to our trusted helpers who have done a lot of work and contributed. /.../ These cleanup days are voluntary and free."
Saaremaa Municipality, who rejected permission of the major music festival due to its potential capacity had no idea of the Piidivabrik cleanup days.
Aarne Põlluäär, head of Saaremaa Culture and Sports department, told ETV: "No application to host a public event has reached Saaremaa Municipality government as far as I know. If something is indeed taking place, it must be something their statute allows. But no public events are allowed to take place there."
Uspenski said they sent invites to their closest friends are expecting around 200 people to their NPO's summer event at Orissaare. The organizer also noted that they should not have to apply for a closed event either way.
Editor: Kristjan Kallaste