Status: 08 April 2020
sad, melancholic, but positive about the future, we have to tell you today that Electric Love 2020 is cancelled.
Major events in Austria are forbidden since March 10th. This ban has been extended this week and is valid for the time being until at least the end of June for all events. We have been informed by experts from the Salzburg State Directorate that Electric Love in July does not seem justifiable from today's point of view as the health and wellbeing of everyone is the current top priority.
So after weeks of hoping, the moment has come for us to realize that there are more important things this summer and that Electric Love - in the way you and we love it - will probably not be allowed this year.
For us, as well as probably for you, this day is extremely emotional. Since 2013 we have been working with all our energy, creativity and passion for the moment where we can proudly show you what we have been working on with the help of your inspiration.
Babies made during the first edition of Electric Love are now attending elementary school. Trees, which were planted in the surrounding forests at that time, are now several meters high. For more than half a decade, not one summer has gone by without a rollicking party at one of the most beautiful spots on earth, the Salzburgring in the Fuschlsee region.
In 2020 the colourful hustle and the happy togetherness, will unfortunately have to take a break.
2021 will be OUR year, it will be a very special one! The feeling when we ALL peacefully settle the Grounds of Love for the first time after this hard time and smell the freshly mowed grass of the hills of the Fuschlsee region. Dancing and singing in front of the main stage for the first time as if nobody's watching or listening. It will feel like listening to "Sky and Sand" for the first time, or being in love.
To quote Julia Engelmann; "Let's write stories that we would like to tell later". In 2020 we'll reset to zero and start over in 2021 - #EditionOne #ColorfulPlayground
Don’t forget: the greatest pleasure lies in the anticipation! #EditionOne #ColorfulPlayground
Stay Healthy! See you in July 2021!
Your Electric Love Festival Crew
Electric Love 2021 #EditionOne takes place from Thursday, 08th to Saturday, 10th July 2021, as usual at the Salzburgring in the beautiful Fuschlsee region. (Warm up and start of arrival: Wednesday 07th July)
You can find all informations here
Basically no, as in previous years, there are different Early Bird phases, i.e. price levels, which are calculated in such a way that there is no advantage from refunds and new purchases. The final price for festival passes will not be raised and remains the same!
No, not at all! The price phases (Loyalty, Pre-Registration, Super Early Bird and Early Bird) that have been active for ELF20 so far will be adjusted for ELF21. In addition, the service fee that is charged by our ticket provider would then be paid twice. The exchange of the ELF20 into an ELF21 ticket is in any case the most financially attractive option.
We, as well as the majority of you, our visitors, were very happy with the ELF20 line up. We will try to take the positive aspects of the line up into the year 2021. We can't guarantee if the line up will be 100% the same, but we guarantee 100% that the line up of the #EditionOne will have at least the same quality as the ELF20 line up. The genres, as they would have been represented in 2020, will be maintained or possibly extended.
We will continue to work on developing and improving Electric Love, including hosting and stage concepts. (With Q-dance we can already present the first partner for #EditionOne i.e. for ELF21). All further information about Electric Love 2021 and the line up, stages, hostings etc. will be presented in time as you are used to.
We, as well as the majority of you, our visitors, were very happy with the ELF20 line up. We will try to take the positive aspects of the line up into the year 2021. We can't guarantee that the line up will be 100% the same, but we guarantee 100% that the line up of the #EditionOne will have at least the same quality as the line up of ELF20. The genres, as they would have been represented in 2020, will be maintained or possibly extended.
Although we are constantly working on further development, the mainstage will of course remain an elementary part of Electric Love as in the last years.
The division of the festival area is still in progress. As in the last years we will constantly try to improve the quality, comfort and practicability for you - so changes through this process may occur. However, we basically assume that little or nothing will change in the division of the festival area.
We recommend that you contact the accommodation directly and ask whether a free cancellation is possible. Of course, this depends on the cancellation policy of each hotel. You can find detailed information on the homepage of the European Consumer Centre, where all frequently asked questions concerning travel and coronavirus are answered.
If you have ordered a hotel room in the ELF ticket shop you will be automatically contacted by the Paylogic Travel Support Team.
If the Paylogic Travel Support has not contacted you until April 10th you can reach them Monday - Friday from 09:00 - 17:00 and Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00 under +49 (0) 30 3080 6319 or send an email to [email protected].
We recommend that you contact your host directly and ask whether a free cancellation is possible. Of course the respective cancellation and refund options apply for each accommodation. You can check the cancellation policy of your booking and find cancellation and refund options by selecting your trip under "Travel". For more information, please visit the Airbnb Help Centre.
The best thing to do is to ask the airline whether you can cancel free of charge or get a voucher for a later flight instead. You can find more helpful information on the homepage of the European Consumer Centre, where all the frequently asked questions about travelling and coronavirus are answered.
About 100 years ago, art, culture, music and creativity had a boom after the so-called "Spanish flu". The long period of abstinence has triggered historical events. The 08, 09 and 10 July 2021 will go down in history as the date of THE festival with sunny days and hours of love and happiness. Those will be the stories we will tell later in our lives. The first Electric Love Festival after this challenging time, a milestone in electronic music history: #EditionOne
Of course you have the choice! Are you in for next year? Convert your ELF20 ticket into one for ELF21 and save yourself a place at #EditionOne. Of course you can also get your money refunded, as we promised in our first statement from March 05th, 2020 on the current situation and development. We understand that you have questions in this situation. We have prepared answers to your questions and have summarized them for you here: Link FAQ
Electric Love is not only a weekend where 180,000 guests from all over the world, from almost 70 different nations celebrate, it is also an important employer. 40 people work on this project all year round. During the summer season, Electric Love becomes one of the biggest employers in Salzburg with over 2.500 helping hands.The festival is very important economically. For thousands of companies, suppliers, hotels and guesthouses, the festival is an important source of income every year. All these people from different areas also put their hard work into this project and benefit from it.
The weekend is also an important source of income for small associations and farmers around the Salzburgring, who have contributed enormously to the success of this festival. For all these committed people, without whom Electric Love would not exist, we are just as sorry about this cancellation. However, we can already say with full confidence that we are already looking forward to restart this economic engine next year and to show the whole world how beautiful our home is.
Transparency is more important than ever these days! We want to offer security and hope not only to our visitors, but to everyone. This archive should show how dynamic our world is right now, but one thing has remained the same since the first statement about Covid-19: Our transparency regarding the refund of ELF20 tickets! Information about Ticket Refund / Swap can be found here.
Update: 19 March 2020
Dear Electric Lovers,
the prohibition on outdoor events with more than 500 people, which was announced on 10 March at a press conference of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, initially limited until the beginning of April, has been supplemented by a number of important measures in Austria, Europe and the whole world in recent days, which should help to bring the current state under control. We are monitoring the situation and have complete confidence in the experts responsible and are, of course, implementing the measures to protect the population.
Especially in times like these, it is only possible if we all pull together! Let´s all help so that the situation becomes calmer, the number of infections decreases, lives can be saved and normality can return.
Music unites, that's what it has always done! And music will continue to do so in the future and contribute to the fact that there is a community, even in bad times! What we have learned over the years as Electric Love is, that most things are most beautiful together! However, we also have a responsibility, a responsibility for you visitors, for our employees, for suppliers, for the location - our Grounds of Love, for DJs and artists and also one towards the whole society. From the current perspective, we still assume that Electric Love can take place in July 2020, but this will only happen if Electric Love can be held safely and health is guaranteed.
Ticket transparency: In case of an officially ordered cancellation of the event due to coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2, we will refund the purchase price of the tickets in accordance with the regulations of our houserules & terms and conditions.
We would like to thank everyone who, in the current situation, are committed to others far beyond their own limits, who sacrifice themselves and do a great job! We wish all Electric Lovers health, all those who have fallen sick a speedy recovery. Colleagues, clubs, musicians, artists, DJs, suppliers, local organisations etc. that they survive this time in good health, but also that they'll take the cancellations economically well and come back in full strength next year!
Electronic music is bigger than that!
#SaveTheSummer ❤️#DifferentTimes #BetterTogether
Dear Electric Lovers,
on 10 March 2020, in a press conference, the Federal Chancellery of Austria announced that outdoor events with more than 500 people are not allowed to take place until the beginning of April due to the current situation around the so-called "coronavirus" or "COVID-19". According to this, the Electric Love Festival from 9th till 11th July 2020 is not affected, so we currently assume that the festival at Salzburgring will take place as planned and that the virus no longer will be a big issue in July.
We are constantly monitoring the situation, trusting the responsible experts completely and, of course, we are implementing the measures to protect the population as far as they concern us.
Every year the festival is the reward for a whole year of hard work for our small team, circles of friends meet once a year at Electric Love, the whole region, neighbours, small shops and suppliers prepare themselves - so we will do everything and try to ensure that Electric Love takes place safely and healthily.
In case of an official cancellation of the event because of the Coronavirus or COVID-19, we will refund the purchase price of the tickets according to the regulations of our houserules & terms and conditions.
We hope that our guests are in good health, and we wish those affected a speedy recovery! Additionally, we wish colleagues, clubs, football clubs and our role models from Tomorrowland and Ultra (which should have taken place later this month), but also the suppliers and the local organizations that they´ll take the cancellations economically well and come back in full strength next year!
Electronic music is bigger than that! See you in July ❤️
Dear electric lovers,
from today’s perspective, Electric Love Festival will take place. The current situation definitely needs to be monitored and this is what we do of course. We are in constant contact with the authorities and take this very seriously. But basically and also personally we think that in more than 4 months, 18 weeks or 128 days, in early July, when Electric Love takes place in Salzburg, the virus will no longer be an issue. And we notice that you feel the same way because apparently the current situation does not influence the presale at all. But of course, there are individual questions and uncertainties. Every year the festival is the reward for a whole year of hard work for our small team, circles of friends meet once a year at Electric Love, the whole region, neighbours, small shops and suppliers prepare themselves - so we will do everything and try to ensure that Electric Love takes place safely and healthily. Should the worst-case scenario occur, and the festival will be cancelled by the authorities, your ticket fees will be refunded (accordance with the regulations of our houserules & terms and conditions).
We wish the colleagues and our role models from Tomorrowland and Ultra (which should have taken place later this month), but also the suppliers, the local organizations that they´ll take the cancellations economically well and come back in full strength next year.
Electronic music is bigger than that! We love you!
See you in July 2020! ❤️