Cancellation of The Notorious IBE 2020

It is with great regret that the Main Board and Managing Board of The Notorious IBE today decided that the 2020 festival edition will be cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Global travel restrictions related to the concerns brought about by mass gatherings have deeply impacted all social life not only in the Netherlands but all over the world. 

With the likelihood that our Government’s measures will continue for many months, it is our view that we must act responsibly to protect  the health of the citizens of the city of Heerlen as well as the large numbers of international visitors that form the heart of the festival. 

The festival organization is looking into the possibility of staging a series of smaller events dedicated to dance, music and culture in the winter this year.

The 20th edition of The Notorious IBE summer festival will instead take place from 13-15 August 2021.