In our testing concept for the 2021 Fusion we wrote that if tourism will be allowed again in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the festival time, we will also celebrate festival.
Nevertheless, we had to cancel Fusion 2021 and postpone it to 2022, as no planning certainty could be achieved by mid-May and no prospect of approval was apparent by then.
In the course of the cancellation, we have announced an alternative event concept for late summer: Plan:et C. We will hold three dance events with a cultural programme on the weekends of August 20-22, August 27-29 and September 17-19 on the Kulturkosmos site. The events will mostly take place outdoors and will be limited to a visitor number of 10,000.
We already developed an innovative PCR mass testing strategy in spring for all of the Fusion festival participants, which was designed to realise an event with 35,000 people under pandemic conditions.
In the course of planning for the Fusion Festival, we bought a mobile high-performance laboratory for PCR diagnostics. Since May, we have been operating a test station in Lärz, where we offer PCR tests for the public in addition to citizen tests (Bürgertests).
Based on our laboratory, we have adapted our testing strategy to the new event concept with 10,000 visitors.
In view of the shortened duration of the event, we assume that a PCR test on the day of arrival will provide sufficient protection against infection for all guests. We reserve the right to eventually not, or only upon request, test guests and collaborators who have immunity through vaccination or previous infection. Update 02.08.2021: We test all particapants without exception, including vaccinated and recovered people.