This year’s 4-Day limited capacity double weekender Plett Rage Festival taking place on 3 to 6 December & 8 to 11 December 2021 will require proof of vaccination to attend.
“The Western Cape is considering a plan that would require proof that people are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before they are allowed to enter nightclubs and other entertainment venues.” – iol.co.za (17 August 2021)
We have split the traditionally one-week-long festival into two four-day events to limit capacity as part of our proactive approach to safely hosting Plett Rage in 2021, strictly in line with regulations. In 2020, the very difficult decision was made on short notice and at great cost to not host the festival as a result of the second wave and the difficult challenges faced by other, similar events. In the 8 months since then, much has changed. We’ve had the hindsight and learnings of observing events that led to COVID-19 infections, we’ve seen a revolutionary advancement in the technological detection of and response to COVID-19 and more recently, we have mass vaccinations.
The industry of “gathering” transcends sport, culture, religion, celebration, marriage, partying and much more. It cannot simply remain closed in South Africa, this is not a solution. Across the world we’re now seeing events, sport and culture opening very safely with vaccination and testing protocols that are working repeatedly.
“What better way to be able to get back into a nightclub than via the vaccine? I think we also need to say to our younger people that when they come … they must bring a plus one.” – Premier Alan Winde.
So we propose to proceed with Plett Rage 2021 making use of a limited capacity crowd, limited days of attendance, vaccinations and smart testing. As with events and culture across Europe and the USA where vaccinations have become a requirement to attend, we firmly believe that in the short term, South Africa’s response will mirror. Plett Rage intends to present itself as a leading vehicle for positive change – to support the national effort to encourage young people to vaccinate in order to safely return to “life as we know it.”
Pending regulations at the time, attendees may also be required to present a negative COVID-19 test or have one or multiple tests during the festival and all staff will be tested regularly. We will obviously also adhere to all COVID-19 regulations implemented by the Western Cape government at the date of hosting the 2 four day events.
Should any regulation at the time force our beloved festival to be cancelled, all attendees will receive a full refund, less the Howler booking fee & banking fee (roughly 8% combined).
We can’t wait to see you, for a beautiful, positive, safe, life-changing experience in Plett soon!
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