NS The Authentica Festival, which was to be held at the Altice Forum Braga, on December 10-11, has been postponed to 2022. Money-back guarantee on tickets. Tickets already purchased are valid for next year’s dates.
This announcement was made by the organization, in a statement. According to a press release, the The postponement relates to the recent technical opinion of the Directorate General of Health on the event which identifies “the need for pre-testing, within the last 24 hours, of all participants in the AUTHENTICA Festival, even those who have already been vaccinated and are in possession of the relevant certificate.” It also refers to the note from the festival promoter that “andThis measure is not included in the DGS rules and guidelines currently in force for holding events, as it requires many of the rules applicable to other activities such as restaurants, bars or discos, for example.”
“In compliance with all the technical rules and guidelines of the Directorate General of Health (DGS) currently in force, the AUTHENTICA FESTIVAL prepared and submitted, in October of this year, the event contingency plan to the DGS to request opinion. The technical opinion of the DGS sent us on 15 November) “.
“Since the company that prepared the contingency plan for the AUTHENTICA FESTIVAL participated in the four pilot events that took place between April and May this year, we know, based on the experience gained, The activation of this measure is not feasible from a logistical and financial point of view, which unfortunately prevented the realization of this important event in the city of Braga.‘ adds the note.
The organization – Malpevent – notes that it has decided to postpone the event “to reduce already huge expenses such as: artists, flights, hotels, marketing, among others, with the aim of saving the company and ensuring various jobs”. “The promoter regrets that the situation and the indications given by the government have motivated national companies to move forward with significant investments that could jeopardize the health of the sector.”
The Authentica poster featured international names such as Kodaline, Rag’N’Bone Man, James Bay, Zara Larsson, hip-hop historians De La Soul, Nothing But Thieves, Luísa Sonza and Spanish Mala Rodríguez, as well as a strong Portuguese band such as Dino D Santiago, Professor Jam , Jimmy Poe duo Mundo Segundo and Sam The Kid. The first edition of the event has been rescheduled for December 9-10, 2022. The organization ensures that it is gathering all efforts to secure the same poster next year.
“Festival Authentica’s commitment has been maintained from the start, ensuring festival-goers are not harmed, which has resulted in the creation of the ‘Safe Purchase’ stamp, ensuring ticket refunds in the event of postponement or cancellation,” the statement adds.
In the event that a return is desired, the holder must contact the relevant point of sale where the purchase was made, (either physical or online), as of Monday, November 21, 2021. The refund period will expire within 30 days after the date specified for the end of the event, on this Status January 11, 2022.