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Mid EUROPE 2021 postponed for another year!

Monday, 12.04.2021

Due to Covid the wind music festival Mid EUROPE must be cancelled also this year and postponed to 2022. The event, which would have taken place for the 23rd time from July 13 to 18, 2021, was planned until the very end with necessary prevention concepts and different implementation variants. The desire to make music together is great everywhere, but the development around the pandemic unfortunately does not allow any performances.

From the musical point of view, the willingness of the orchestras and musicians to give concerts again in the framework of an event is enormous. Most of the national and international music groups have registered for Mid EUROPE from July 13 to 18, 2021 and were positive to come to Schladming and Haus im Ennstal in summer.

In March, the first cancellations of orchestras followed, because on the one hand the necessary rehearsals are missing and on the other hand the difficulty of traveling makes a participation in the Mid EUROPE not possible.

The artistic director Prof. Johann Mösenbichler regrets the cancellation very much: "Until the end we tried with different prevention concepts and implementation variants to make Mid EUROPE possible in this year, unfortunately we did not succeed. As sad as this makes us now, we are thinking positively about the future. In any case, Mid EUROPE will continue and we are all looking forward to a reunion with great music. Music remains our elixir of life!"

In the organizational part, all necessary measures with prevention concepts were taken in order to comply with the safety and hygiene regulations. However, the compliance with these regulations requires an immense effort, which is not feasible for us as organizer.

"It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone the 23rd Mid EUROPE for another year. The additional necessary measures mean on the one hand an additional financial effort, while on the revenue side a decrease is certainly to be expected. The great uncertainty factors such as travel possibilities and rules regarding events that have not yet been determined for the summer unfortunately make it impossible to hold an internationally staffed event in the summer of 2021. However, we are grateful for the great interest that already exists for 2022 and then look forward to the 23rd edition of Mid EUROPE in the 3rd attempt," says Gerhard Pilz of the tourist office Schladming.

The cancellation of Mid EUROPE 2021 is therefore not avoidable and the health of all still comes first. However, the Mid EUROPE shall remain a fixed part of the events in the Schladming-Dachstein Region in any case and the organization team starts already in July again with the planning of the Mid EUROPE from 12 to 17 July 2022.

We will keep you updated about the Mid EUROPE at: www.mideurope.at

The Mid EUROPE Team!