Also this year the “Helene Beach Festival” at the Brandenburg Helenesee near Frankfurt (Oder) will not take place. The organizers announced this on Tuesday via their social media channels.
They cited the “current conditions” in “production, infrastructure and the current corona developments” as the reason. A reasonable and safe event cannot be guaranteed among these.
Purchased tickets could be refunded from July 8th. The organizers only advertised ticket purchases on Facebook and Instagram on Monday.
As reported by rbb, security concerns about the blocking of Lake Helene are said to be the main reason for the cancellation.
The shore area of the lake has been closed since May 2021 because massive landslides were found on the east bank. According to an expert report, a visit to the water body poses a risk to “life and physical integrity”.
According to rbb, the organizers of the festival should have guaranteed that festival visitors neither enter the beach nor go swimming.
In addition, increased costs, a lack of staff and the sluggish ticket sales are said to have led to the cancellation.