YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021 – OFFICIAL STATEMENT
due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be the first time in 24 years without Ypsi, as this year’s edition of the festival will be postponed to 5th-8th August 2021.
We are deeply saddened but first and foremost, the health and safety of all our audience, staff and artists, along with our local Castelbuono community are most important .
Our Festival can’t go ahead if it not everyone feels safe.
In Italy all mass gatherings are still banned, and according to the technical prescriptions of the Italian scientific committee, concerts and other cultural events can only take place in conditions of social and physical distancing that cannot be applied to our beloved venues, so at the moment there is no other option for us: we are forced to postpone the 2020 edition.
We have monitored closely all the developments and we have waited for new requirements hoping to receive less restrictive indications from the Italian Government, we’ve held on as long as we can, but unfortunately we can no longer wait. It takes a whole year to build Ypsigrock and it cannot be put together in less time, especially in this uncertain situation.
It hurts a lot and we know it’s not easy for you either and we would like to thank everyone for their continued love, support and patience.
We are working hard on keeping the line up 2021 as planned for 2020. And we’re pleased to announce that DARDUST, IOSONOUNCANE, THE MURDER CAPITAL, COMA, CAMILLA SPARKSSS and 5K HD have already confirmed they will be joining us in 2021. And more acts are still to be confirmed.
We will work even harder making it worth to wait.
All ticket holders will be able to roll over tickets to 2021.
As a small independent festival we encourage you to hold onto your tickets, if you can. However, full refunds will also be available via DICE to those unable to attend our 2021 dates (5th-8th August 2021) and partial refunds or special benefits will be available for the Christmas Box 2020 buyers.
Stay safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Let us meet again in 2021! Il futuro è già nostalgia.
All 2020 tickets will remain fully valid and will automatically transfer to 2021.
However, if you have purchased a 3-day pass via DICE but you are unable to attend our new dates (5th-8th August 2021), you can request a full refund by July 15th. All DICE customers will be contacted by DICE regarding next steps. For more info, please read here.
All contents of the Box will remain fully valid and will automatically transfer to 2021 or 2022.
In each Christmas Box 2020 there was a numbered and limited edition #Ypsi20 PVC card, valid for the access to the Festival, which corresponded to an early bird 3-day festival pass 2020. All 2020 cards will remain fully valid and will automatically transfer to 2021 (or to 2022, in case you cannot attend in 2021).
Although the Christmas Box is – as specified during the purchase process – a product that normally does not benefit from a refund, given the current extraordinary situation, we have decided to provide some benefits for those who have purchased it.
This special measure, reserved for only the Christmas Box 2020 buyers, is in appreciation of the public’s trust, for all those who have bought a 3-day pass sight unseen.
Only and exclusively if you have purchased a Christmas Box 2020 and you intend to keep your 2020 card (valid for an early bird 3-day festival pass), you can decide whether to use it in 2021 or in 2022. So, if you have purchased a Christmas Box 2020 and you will not ask for a refund, you will have the option to choose whether to use your 3-day pass next year or the year after. And the choice of reference year (2021 or 2022) can (and should) be made by December 31 2020, by sending an email to email@example.com.
We really hope that you can all hold on to your ticket, support our independent festival and return next year to celebrate 24 years of Ypsi & Love in Castelbuono or the year after for our 25th edition. But, in the sad case you would still like your card (valid for an early bird 3-day festival pass) to be exceptionally refunded, please fill out the appropriate form on this website by July 15 2020 to request a partial refund for the value of 50€ for each Box. We remind that each Christmas Box doesn’t only consist of the card that permits access to the Festival, but it contains various gadgets and a discount, already received several months ago by all the Christmas Box buyers and still in their possession. Moreover, the item “Christmas Box” had actually some out-of-pocket costs assumed by us such as design, setting up, assembling and logistics team to take into consideration.
Thanks for your understanding and see you in 2021.