Welcome to The Village moved to 2021

Dear Villagers,

With pain in our hearts we have to announce that Welcome to The Village cannot go through this summer due to the corona virus. Yesterday, the government decided to ban all events until September 1st to counteract a further outbreak of the virus and pressure on hospitals.

The health of you; our visitors, volunteers, artists and all other employees are of course more important than celebrating a beautiful festival. A rescheduling of the entire festival to 2021 is therefore, the only right choice at the moment, even though it hurts.

This government decision does not only affect us. Throughout the country, festivals and events have been canceled, pop venues have had to close. Many freelancers, artists and others working in the arts and events industry see their earnings dry up. Partners with whom we have been building the festival for years now suddenly have to fire people or request assistance themselves. It is a very bitter pill.

Of course we think of you, our cheerful and enthusiastic audience, who  we are not allowed to meet this year in de Groene Ster. But we also think of the elderly and many others in the daytime activities, who make so much beautiful decorations for our festival and are now alone. Our thoughts go out to all of you and we believe that better times will soon come.

Have you already bought a ticket for Welcome to The Village 2020? Then there are three ways to handle your ticket. All ticket buyers will receive an email from us as soon as possible with these three options below, and a description of how they work exactly.

  • You support us enormously and donate your ticket to the festival, which makes us super happy, which means that you help us to organize a fantastic WTTV 2021!
  • You move your ticket to 2021, and then you will have access to the festival site with the same ticket on 16 to 18 July next year.
  • You will be refunded the purchase amount of your ticket.

All ticket buyers will receive an email from us as soon as possible, so we would like to ask you to wait for that email and not to notify us. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Support Welcome to The Village.
Have you not bought a ticket yet, but would you still like to support Welcome to The Village by making a one-time donation? That’s possible! With your donation you provide an important foundation for the future of Welcome to The Village. This way we can set up a fantastic edition in 2021, thanks to your contribution. We are infinitely grateful for this!

You can donate by clicking on the link below. You can determine the amount of the donation yourself.

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We miss you all, and are very homesick for the Green Star. But we are now also looking forward to next year! Mark 16, 17 and 18 July 2021 in your agenda. Just 450 more nights of sleep and then we will all live in the most beautiful festival village in the world again!

Stay healthy, be nice to each other!

Welcome to The Village Festivalteam

Do you have any questions? Check the FAQ, or send an email to info@welcometothevillage.nl.


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