At least 38 people are not allowed to Tomorrowland to ‘security reasons’
The federal police in Belgium has at least 38 people denied access to the festival Tomorrowland.
All festival goers must have a ticket in the name buy and are pre-screened by the federal police, writes The Newspaper.
Persons who are registered in the General National Database of the police and a negative opinion received, are not welcome at Tomorrowland. These people get their money back.
Or are there also Dutch people under the microscope are taken, is not known. “But it is known that fifty percent of the people at Tomorrowland are not of Belgian nationality,” said Peter De Waele of the federal police compared to VRT News.
“We have also a variety of other databases is reviewed to see if there names were that we’d rather not have on Tomorrowland.”
According to De Waele, the safety measures taken because, in Belgium, level three is currently still in force. “There have already been physical, concrete blocks placed at large events and in this case we have evaluated a type of digital building blocks could create,” he says in het Nieuwsblad.
The Belgian privacy Commission says not to be involved in the screening and is not happy about it. “At the moment, we doubt whether there is a legal basis for a general preventive screening of all ticketeigenaars, also of those who never mispeuterd have,” says spokeswoman Sarah Boulerhcha.
“Moreover, it is not clear to us on the basis of which facts in the history of the ticketeigenaars a negative opinion of the police, and then a toegangsweigering follows.”
The commission, the federal police and the organization of Tomorrowland come Wednesday. The festival takes place from 21 to 23 July, and 28 to 30 July.