Despite a slew of concert and festival cancellations in the region in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, Garden Beats has announced that its upcoming festival, slated to take place on 29 February, will proceed as scheduled.
In statements announced on their Facebook page, Garden Beats announced that they "are committed to producing a safe and magical festival experience for everyone" and will implement safety and health measures including temperature checks and Hygiene Hubs.
While the festival will run as planned, festival-goers should note that the performance line-up has changed, with the withdrawal of Sabrina Claudio, and the newly announced cancellation of BLOND:ISH, who has cancelled her entire Asia tour in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Still set to perform are headliners FOALS and Gioli & Assia, while the rest of the line-up includes Viken Arman, The Illustrious Blacks, Crussen, Brendon P, Bongomann, DJ Aurora, James Selva, Justmack, KFC, Orio, and Toppings.
Given the recent artist changes and the COVID-19 situation, Garden Beats wants to empower the community to "make their own conscious decision on attending the festival" by providing options for ticket refunds or ticket transfers.
The refund and transfer mechanics are as follows:
Tickets are refundable – until Friday, 21st of February. Please email email@example.com to receive refund instructions.
Tickets are transferable – until Friday, 28th of February. Festival-goers may transfer their tickets to someone else if they no longer wish to attend the festival. Pre-registration links will be sent one week before the festival to ticket-buyers via email, this allows for name changes and the transfer of information for tickets.
Garden Beats has also attributed the decision of carrying on to the support of its festival-goers, artists, speakers, vendors, partners, and performers.
Tickets for the festival are still available:
Regular (until 27th February) – $168
Door (29th February) – $188 if tickets are available
VIP (until 27th February) – $208
Garden Beats 2020 is set to take place at Fort Canning Park on 29 February 2020. Get your tickets here.
For more information, visit Garden Beats' official Facebook page here.