There will be no Nation of Gondwana this year! After the federal and state governments have agreed on a ban on major events for the summer we now have the certainty. We wanted to believe in being able to dance together with you in July until the end. However, the latest forecasts and expert opinions speak against it and make a festival with guests of such varied age-spread and nationalities seemingly impossible.
For the first time in 26 years no Nation of Gondwana. For the first time a summer without our beloved escape from reality with you beloved parallel world tourists*. The first time a summer without a short holiday in Grünefeld with friends. We are deeply saddened by these developments.
This is not only bitter for us and you, it is also bitter for all the people involved on site, the different team-heads, the artists, the fire brigade, the food stalls, the charitable projects that benefit from the donations of the garbage deposit and so on. Many livelihoods depend on the implementation of the Nation of Gondwana.
Postponing the Nation of Gondwana until autumn is not an alternative for us. The planning and organisation, which takes almost a complete year, cannot simply be postponed for a few months. Nobody can assure us whether so-called ‘large events’ will be allowed to take place again in autumn.
In the next few days, TixForGigs will start the backordering of the tickets.
As soon as we have the official decree of the Brandenburg authorities, you will receive a mail with all important information from TixForGigs.
As announced, you will be reimbursed the ticket price minus 20€ solidarity surcharge and 10€ ticket fee. If you want to donate all or part of the ticket price, you have the possibility to specify any amount.
The tickets are not valid for next year!
We recalculate our ticket price every year. This is based on the production costs, which fluctuate annually and depend on many factors.
It is difficult to estimate today which costs will be incurred next year.
We reject the option recently decided upon by the Federal Government, the so-called voucher regulation. You are entitled to your money and everyone should be free to decide whether they want to buy a ticket again next year.
Furthermore we ‘d like to draw your attention to our call for solidarity on startnext.com, we need your support now all the more to get through this crisis.
Your solidarity has already helped us over the first weeks of the crisis, you are the best – 1000 thanks!
Also, we have received so much encouragement and words of encouragement from you in the past weeks, this makes us speechless and gives us much needed energy for the next weeks.
Without you we would surely be on the verge of bankruptcy right now. Only with you can it continue, because until today, despite numerous efforts, we have not received a single cent from the federal government or the state.
The coming months are anticipated with sheer uncertainty of what remains of us and our scene – there seems to be no end in sight.
So, please show solidarity with all the affected favourite places, clubs, bars and festivals, so that we can profit together from a diverse cultural offer even after the crisis.
In addition, despite all the economic hardship and existential fears, let us not forget the big losers of this crisis – fugitives for whom times of crisis have long been the bitter reality and are in urgent need of help. We have therefore decided to donate the cofunding sum of our crowdfunding campaign on startnext.com to No Border Kitchen Lesvos. Your support not only helps us, but also helps the project on Lesvos to guarantee independent structures for the care of refugees.
One thing is certain: We will do everything we can to celebrate, laugh and dance with you at the end of the rainbow.
Stay healthy, act responsibly and take care of each other,
PS: only 461 days left until the next Nation of Gondwana: 23-25.07.2021 – we can hardly wait.