GreenPass, Politics, Patience: What Will Save Festival Culture?
25. March 2021Thu 16:45
Swiss festivals like OpenAir St.Gallen or Gurtenfestival have just cancelled their 2021 edition. Many others will follow due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting uncertainty in planning. Meanwhile, in other countries, concrete conditions are being discussed under which events can take place again: vaccinations, same-day testing, etc. In Switzerland, such solutions are not yet in the public discourse. What will save festival culture? What conditions are needed for bigger events to be possible again? What can we learn from other countries? What does the situation mean for artists? Questions like these are discussed by festival director Christof Huber and Booking Manager Lola Nada.