Saturday 10 July 2021 / 22.30 – 00.00 h. / Main Stage
You may have already seen it pass on our social media or read [in the newspaper: Herbie Hancock has canceled his European tour due to the ongoing corona crisis and the uncertainty that currently exists around the summer festivals in various European countries.
Did his agent’s mail come out of the blue? No of course not. Aside from the fact that Hancock is in his eighties and his health is of course the most important thing, as a musician you think twice about crossing the ocean for a tour that you don’t know if it will take fully place. Did we still quietly hoped for that? Yes, of course. The day we can see an icon like Hancock back at work, at least three handkerchiefs will be used!
But what is happening now? Are we planning to pull the plug on Gent Jazz this summer? Certainly not. But we have to wait for concrete information from the government about what may or may not be possible this summer. And as it looks now, it may take a while before we get any clarity about that. So give us a second, and know that we will immediately get back to all ticket buyers as soon as we know more.
And know that in the meantime we will do everything we can to find a new date for Herbie Hancock… in the summer of 2022.
See you soon!