Bangkok’s annual two-day international music festival, Maho Rasop, will no longer be taking place this year.
The festival took to social media today (September 8) to announce the postponement of this year’s festival due to the “challenging nature of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic”.
The organisers noted that the “difficult decision has been made with everyone’s safety as our highest priority”, confirming the dates for next year’s festival as November 20 and 21, 2021. Check out the post below.
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𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐨 𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐩 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 . Due to challenging nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we regret to announce that 𝐌𝐚𝐡𝐨 𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐩 𝐅𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝟐𝟎 – 𝟐𝟏 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏. This difficult decision has been made with everyone’s safety as our highest priority. . 🚩 If you wish to get a refund, refund requests can be made from 𝟖 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 (𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲) 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟓 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎. . 👉 For more info on refund request process, please visit http://bit.ly/36WybAr **ticketmelon.com will transfer the refunds (excluding fees) to you within 30 – 45 business days** *If you wish to keep your ticket, your current ticket will be valid for Maho Rasop Festival 2021 plus you will get special privileges as below: 𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞𝐬 1. Get 15% discount on Maho Rasop Festival 2021 official merchandise. 2. One coupon for #FREE beverage. — We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope that the music will bring us back together. See you on 20 – 21 November 2021! ♡
Maho Rasop also confirmed that they will process refund requests from today (September 8) till Thursday, October 15. Otherwise, ticketholders will be able to hold on to their 2020 passes, which will be honoured for next year’s festival.
Festival-goers who choose to retain their tickets for 2021 will also get a 15 per cent discount off any Maho Rasop Festival 2021 merchandise, as well a coupon for one free drink.
The organisers also noted that refunds will take between 30 to 45 business days to be transferred to festival-goers’ accounts. Refunds can be requested here.
2020 would have been the third year Maho Rasop was staged. The performers for this year’s festival were not announced, but past acts include Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Deafheaven, Prep, Phum Viphurit, Slowdive, DEAN, BADBADNOTGOOD and Elephant Gym.
Maho Rasop Festival is the latest music festival in Southeast Asia to pull the plug on a physical event for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, Jakarta’s Synchronize Festival announced its cancellation in an effort to prioritise “the health and safety of all visitors and parties involved”.
On the other hand, Taiwan’s LUCFest has announced that this year’s three-day festival will be proceeding as a physical event. This year, however, the festival will undergo stricter safety measures, and will feature a fully-local line-up, as compared to previous iterations’ mix of local and international performers.