16 March 2020

Corona

🇬🇧 ENGLISH

Dear friends,

It’s a difficult time for communities all around the globe with more people affected by the current virus outbreak every day. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the ongoing crisis.

We are gutted that the festival could not go ahead as planned, but we fully understand and respect the measures taken. One of the sectors that’s taking a head-on blow is the dance scene, with all the parties and organizers included.

However, after a long period of negotiating with our suppliers and parties involved, there is a welcome break in the clouds: Kizomba Lounge Festival will return in 2021 on the 5-8th of March with the same quality, same experience, and great ambiance. A big thank you goes out to all artists and suppliers who made this possible on such short notice.

This amazing news means all tickets (hotel included) for this year’s edition will automatically be converted into tickets for Kizomba Lounge Festival 2021. Together with the artists on board for next year and all of you guys, we can’t wait to make up for lost time and create an amazing edition!

While we are mindful of the fact these are uncertain times for a lot of you as well, we would like to appeal to your love for the dance scene. Every year a lot of organizers put a lot of effort and love to come up with a great festival year after year. By holding on to, or donating your ticket, you are helping us to get through the next few months. Your support will also make sure that, together with all parties involved, we can turn Kizomba Lounge Festival into an even louder event after this crisis is over. Let’s stay united and stand tall together!

If, for any reason, you are not able to join us on the dancefloor next year you will be able to apply for a partial refund of 80% until the 1st of July via a private message on our Facebook page or via mail at info@kizombaloungefestival.com.
Although we negotiated with all our suppliers and hotels in order to offer you a full refund, KLF was canceled during the preparation of the festival. This cancelation led to costs for our suppliers and their offered services with some facing bankruptcy, including ourselves. Since we got canceled during the day of the preparty, all expenses had been paid in advance and we were not able to get a refund.

A third option we offer is that you can sell your ticket -without any extra charges for the name change- until the 31st December.
Last but not least, our fourth option is to donate your ticket. With this option you choose not to receive a compensation for your tickets bought for KLF2020. This way you support Kizomba Lounge Festival and all parties involved.

So to summarize these are the options that we can provide:
1. Ticket is valid for 2021 đŸ•șđŸ»
2. Ask for 80% refund đŸ’”
3. Do a free name change 🎁
4. Donate your ticket 🙏

Please know this is truly the best we can offer. We promise we will come back with KLF bigger and better than ever. For this we need the support of our dancers to keep Kizomba Lounge Festival alive.

We hope you hold on to your ticket and help us and this scene through this rough time. Stay safe and we hope to meet again on the 5th till the 8th of March 2021!

* Due to the fact that KLF2020 was completely sold out we will only start selling tickets for KLF2021 if and as soon as tickets become available.

#SAVEYOURTICKET
#SAVETHEDANCESCENE

Much love,

Team Kizomba Lounge Festival

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đŸ‡šđŸ‡” FRANÇAIS

Chers amis,

C’est une pĂ©riode difficile pour les communautĂ©s du monde entier avec de plus en plus de personnes touchĂ©es par l’Ă©pidĂ©mie actuelle chaque jour. Nos pensĂ©es vont Ă  tous ceux qui sont touchĂ©s par la crise actuelle.

Nous sommes déçus que le festival n’ait pas pu se tenir comme prĂ©vu, mais nous comprenons et respectons pleinement les mesures prises. L’un des secteurs qui en prend un coup est le milieu de la danse, impactant tous les Ă©vĂšnements, organisateurs inclus.

Cependant, aprĂšs une longue pĂ©riode de nĂ©gociations avec nos fournisseurs et intervenants, il y a une nouvelle bienvenue dans l’orage : le Kizomba Lounge Festival reviendra en 2021 du 5 au 8 mars avec la mĂȘme qualitĂ©, la mĂȘme expĂ©rience et la bonne ambiance. Un grand merci Ă  tous les artistes et fournisseurs qui ont rendu cela possible dans un dĂ©lai aussi court.

Cette nouvelle bienvenue signifie que tous les billets (hĂŽtel inclus) pour l’Ă©dition de cette annĂ©e seront automatiquement convertis en billets pour le Kizomba Lounge Festival 2021. Avec les artistes bookĂ©s pour l’annĂ©e prochaine et vous tous, nous avons hĂąte de rattraper le temps perdu et de crĂ©er une Ă©dition inoubliable !

Bien que nous soyons conscients du fait que ces temps sont Ă©galement incertains pour beaucoup d’entre vous, nous aimerions faire appel Ă  votre amour pour la danse et votre bienveillance. Chaque annĂ©e, de nombreux organisateurs fournissent beaucoup d’efforts pour vous proposer un grand festival annĂ©e aprĂšs annĂ©e. En conservant ou en revendant votre billet, vous nous aidez Ă  traverser les prochains mois. Votre soutien veillera Ă©galement Ă  ce que, avec tous les intervenants concernĂ©s, nous puissions faire du Kizomba Lounge Festival un Ă©vĂšnement encore plus fort aprĂšs la fin de cette crise. Restons unis et restons debout ensemble !

Si, pour une raison quelconque, vous ne pouvez pas nous rejoindre sur le dancefloor l’annĂ©e prochaine, vous pourrez demander un remboursement partiel de 80% jusqu’au 1er juillet via un message privĂ© sur notre page Facebook ou par mail Ă  info@kizombaloungefestival.com.
Bien que nous ayons nĂ©gociĂ© avec tous nos fournisseurs et hĂŽtels afin de vous proposer un remboursement complet, KLF a Ă©tĂ© annulĂ©e en pleine prĂ©paration du festival. Cette annulation a entraĂźnĂ© des coĂ»ts pour nos fournisseurs et leurs services offerts, certains faisant face Ă  la faillite, dont nous-mĂȘmes. Depuis que nous avons dĂ» annulĂ© le jour de la prĂ©-party, toutes les dĂ©penses avaient Ă©tĂ© engagĂ©es et nous n’avons pas pu obtenir de remboursement.

Une troisiĂšme option que nous vous proposons est de vendre votre billet – sans frais supplĂ©mentaire pour le changement de nom – jusqu’au 31 dĂ©cembre.
Enfin et surtout, notre quatriÚme option consiste à faire don de votre billet. Avec cette option, vous choisissez de ne pas recevoir de compensation pour vos billets achetés pour KLF2020. De cette façon, vous soutenez le Kizomba Lounge Festival et tous les intervenants impliqués.

Donc, pour résumer les options disponibles :
1. Garder son billet pour 2021đŸ•șđŸ»
2. Demander un remboursement de 80% đŸ’”
3. Faire un changement de nom gratuit 🎁
4. Donner son billet 🙏

Sachez que c’est vraiment le meilleur que nous puissions offrir. Nous promettons que nous reviendrons avec KLF plus grand et meilleur que jamais. Pour cela, nous avons besoin du soutien de nos danseurs pour maintenir le Kizomba Lounge Festival en vie.

Nous espérons que vous conserverez votre ticket et nous aiderez, ainsi que ce milieu, à traverser cette période difficile. Restez en sécurité et nous espérons nous revoir du 5 au 8 mars 2021 !

* Étant donnĂ© que le KLF2020 Ă©tait complĂštement sold out, nous ne commencerons Ă  vendre des billets pour le KLF2021 que si et dĂšs que des billets seront rendus.

#SAVEYOURTICKET
#SAVETHEDANCESCENE

Beaucoup d’amour,

Team Kizomba Lounge Festival

march 2020

WITH GREAT SADNESS WE HEREBY INFORM YOU THAT OUR EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

This afternoon, Thursday 12 March, a press conference took place regarding the coronavirus. Our Prime Minister, Mark Rutte and chief of RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) have unfortunately decided to ban all events and gatherings over 100 visitors in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

We are extremely disappointed because we did all we could have done to maintain and safely hold the event. But the public health and governments orders have overruled and in this case the public health can not be guaranteed. Therefor our festival can not take place this weekend and we have to postpone it until further notice.

We know a lot of people were excited to come to the festival. At the moment our first focus is informing everyone that the event has been postponed. To whom it may concern, we encourage you to reach out to your airline or insurance, to see the possibilities for postponing in light of the coronavirus. To those who have bought a ticket for our festival we will contact you within a few days to propose the options we have for you.

We are receiving a lot of questions regarding the statement made by the Prime Minister. We kindly ask for your understanding and to be patient as we will come back to you in the coming days.

Thank you for all your trust and support until thus far.