ID&T sues Dutch gov for tightening corona measures
Two weeks after the country was virtually totally reopened, festival organizer ID&T initiated summary proceedings against the government for tightening coronavirus safeguards. The corporation described the new limits as "inappropriate" and expressed its surprise.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge declared on Friday evening that multi-day events would be canceled, and nightclubs would be have to close again. Events are only allowed to last a maximum of 24 hours and people are required to have a fixed seat. If the event organizer requires proof of full vaccination or a negative coronavirus test from Testen voor Toegang upon entry then they do not have to enforce social distancing measures, but fixed seating remains obligatory.

Mysteryland, Defqon.1, Sensation, and Vunizige Deuntjes are some of ID&T`s most well-known events. According to the organizations, festivals could take place under the previous rules set by the government on June 26. According to a research published in April by Fieldlab, activities may be held as long as specific limits were in place.

ID&T director, Ritty van Straalen, said “There is great bewilderment and disappointment. We are stunned. Now that festivals are no longer allowed, young people are going to go crazy again. They’ll meet up in unsafe locations such as parks or beaches.”