First of all, we want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during the last few weeks of uncertainty and the support after our last statement explaining the situation. You’re the best public in the world!
Secondly, we would like to tell you that we can announce officially that the 15th anniversary of Resurrection Fest is postponed to 2021. We consider this to be the only possibility, the only right decision which prioritizes the health of all the attendants, staff and artists. That is why the 15th edition of Resurrection Fest Estrella Galicia will be held from the 30th June to 3rd July 2021, the same weekend as this year. All the tickets will be valid without further paperwork and the most likely scenario is that the lineup will be almost the same including the headliners and with more artists and surprises. Before going into detail, we want to tell you this is the hardest moment in our history and, even though there has not been as much communication as usual lately, there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. That is why we want to explain the current situation to you.
As said, there is no insurance company that can cover the costs of a pandemic like this one. We have not waited to get money from insurance companies like some have understood. The force majeure situation was needed as soon as possible to cancel contracts and hence postpone the festival to 2021 without any legal repercussions. Unfortunately, the losses coming from the work and investments already done up until today are massive. This will have to be covered by us, and we will not have any income during the whole year. No insurance company or bigger company will do it. As you know, we are an independent festival, so now, more than ever, we ask for your support and collaboration.
How can you help the festival? The short answer is to keep your tickets for next year, they’re valid for 2021 automatically. The long answer: for the culture and especially the live music industry, these times are being very hard. Some events take a year and a half to create and depend on being celebrated during a few specific days. This means all the work done for the last months was for nothing and it implies many financial losses and jobs. After selling out our tickets in October, we were expecting 120.000 people throughout the 4 days, an absolut attendance record, and we had many surprises ready: changes in the venue for a bigger comfort, new decoration, special shows, etc. This year we would feature more than 1.200 direct employees and 2.700 indirect jobs with an economic impact of 17 million euros in the region in just one week. All those jobs will now be lost and many companies that work every year with us will be in a delicate situation too.
Some of you have asked how you can help us somehow and we thank you for the selfless support. The biggest help is to keep your tickets for next year, something most of you have asked already thanks to your loyalty and due to the difficulty to get our tickets. The tickets already bought will be valid for 2021 automatically and this includes Resucamp or the official bus trips. The more people keeping the ticket the quicker we can recover and prepare an epic 15th anniversary. Needless to say, the lineup will be almost the same than now and we will announce it very soon. There will also be special merch that you can buy on our e-shop so you can help us too that way. If you cannot attend next year but want to help too, we will offer a secure way to re-sell the ticket to a friend or relative that was not able to get a ticket because of the sold-out. With this, you can help us and at the same time make someone happy that can attend next year.. Of course, if any of those options are possible for you, you can ask for a refund. All the details can be found on our website.
We would also like to reward your loyalty and those who will keep the ticket will enjoy several advantages, among them some special shows during the festival only for you. More information about it soon but we know you are the most loyal fans and we are sure we will be able to see most of you there.
During these 15 years we have faced many problems and we have overcome them together with you. You must know that we have been working for a long time on the 2021 edition and tours during next year. The festival you will see when you come will have a 2-year advanced venue, with more updates, new resting areas and we hope it will be incredible.
Thanks again for your support and understanding. Support music and culture in these hard times. Together we can do it. See you in Viveiro!
Resurrection Fest, 15 years of burning passion.