Paaspop will be postponed this year to the first weekend of September. Normally the festival is held in Schijndel during the Easter weekend, but due to the coronameasures this is not possible.
Therefore, the annual festival is now scheduled on 3, 4 and 5 September instead of on 2, 3 and 4 April. It is the first time that Paaspop, which has been around for 47 years, does not take place during the Easter weekend. The interpretation of the event also looks the same: 17 stages and areas where about 250 acts will perform during 72 hours. The program is not yet known, but the organization says to return as many acts as possible from the line-up of the canceled edition of 2020.
Paaspop is traditionally the opening of the festival season in April. At the end of January festival director Peter Sanders said he was already considering moving the festival. “We normally start building about six weeks in advance. Of course, we are not talking about a birthday in the backyard, but about building a small village,” Sanders said to the ANP.
If the relocated variant of Paaspop cannot continue, the organization hopes to be able to rely on the guarantee fund. This fund actually only applies to events after 1 July, so that the original edition of Paaspop could not rely on it. But for now it is assumed that the festival can continue somewhere this year, according to Sanders. “Its coffee grounds look natural, but we have good hope.”