The 2020 Salzburg Festival should be confirmed !

Posted in News ● 15 May 2020

The 2020 Salzburg Festival should be confirmed !

Great news : the 2020 Salzburg Festival should be confirmed !

The event would take place in August 2020 in a modified form, taking into account the official restrictions in force in Austria (ban on events with more than 1,000 people).

The Salzburg Festival’s directorate – President Helga Rabl-Stadler, Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser and Executive Director Lukas Crepaz – declares :

“The only thing that is certain is that the new health regulations mean that the Festival cannot take place as planned before the outbreak of the pandemic, both in terms of programming and duration. Therefore, the Festival will present an alternative for this extremely challenging year to the Supervisory Board on 25 May 2020. A modified Festival seems possible.

The Festival aims to publish the newly arranged programme for the summer in early June. Details on the further procedure for tickets previously purchased will be communicated to all our customers shortly and will also be published on our website.

This demonstrates that the directorate was justified to pursue a strategy of not cancelling the Festival too early, but waiting and observing the development of the pandemic, setting 30 May as the goal for decision-making.”

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