Dear Inner State Community,
With a heavy heart, we have to announce that Inner State will not take place in 2021.
We have explored all possible options to deliver the festival. But, unfortunately, the current travel restrictions and the unpredictability we face in the coming weeks have forced us to make the difficult decision to postpone.
Despite Albania currently reporting significantly low infection rates and having no entry restrictions in place, as it stands, most EU countries still advise against travelling there or require PCR tests and self-isolation on return.
We had hoped that the rollout of vaccinations throughout Europe would have helped ease the travel restrictions by now. Unfortunately, organising an overseas festival experience like Inner State takes several months of prior planning. We are now at a stage where we aren’t able to wait any longer. While Albania could be moved onto the green list, we cannot guarantee this would remain in place. Thus, making it almost impossible for us to operate in a way that ensures our community would experience the event as we had hoped to deliver.
This decision hasn’t been taken lightly, but with cases currently on the rise in parts of Europe and the UK, we feel that postponing the event is in the best interest of everyone involved.
After all the work our team has put in over the past year working to deliver this event and the incredible community that has come together, it is devastating that it cannot go ahead as planned. But rest assured, we are unwavering in our determination to bring you the new kind of wellbeing festival we were all looking forward to, and we will deliver an incredible event next summer.
Inner State will take place 15-22 September 2022
As promised, all ticket holders will be able to either roll over their tickets to next year or get refund:
- Option 1: Move your booking to 2022 – any amounts paid, except the deposit, will be automatically refunded
- Option 2: Cancel your booking and request a refund
The response to Inner State was incredible this year. To ensure that you do not miss out next year we recommend moving your booking to 2022.
Please note that all the passengers in the booking need to select the same option collectively, and that we ask for only one form submission per booking. Speak to your group and once you have made a decision, ask the lead passenger to complete the form linked below to register your group’s choice.
You will need your booking ID for this, which you can find on your confirmation email. If you submit multiple entries, we will use the most recent one.
Please register your group’s choice via the form linked below before July 8th
We have compiled some useful information about each of the options below. Please read through before making a decision.
Moving your booking to 2022
If you decide to move your booking to September 2022, we will automatically process a refund of any amounts paid towards your booking, excluding the £50 deposit per person that will be used to secure your spot. We will start processing refunds as soon as the form to register your choice closes on July 8th. All refunds will be completed by August 16th.
This option will allow you to guarantee your spot for 2022 with just a small financial commitment. You won’t have to pay anything further until the new payment deadline which is set for 7th of July 2022.
The accommodation and passenger list will be the same as the original booking. If any passengers in the booking are no longer able to attend, we can offer free name changes between 1st August and 1st October so you can swap any passengers who are not able to attend when you find a replacement.
In order to arrange a free name change, please email with the booking ID, full name, email, DOB and contact number of the new passenger, as well as the name of the person who can no longer make it
In some cases, we may not be able to provide the exact same accommodation as originally booked. We work with 200+ different hotels and some may unfortunately close doors after this summer. In those few cases, we will contact you to offer you a suitable replacement option.
We will do our best to keep the prices as originally booked in 2021. However, some hotels have undergone renovation during this time and prices may fluctuate slightly. If the price difference is substantial, we will contact you to let you decide whether you want to keep the same accommodation and cover the price difference or move to a different hotel.
By moving your booking to 2022, you will support the hundreds of employees, freelancers, suppliers and local businesses that depend on Inner State. If you are in the position to do so, your support will be greatly appreciated.
Our booking policy stays the same, meaning if the September 2022 event can’t go ahead we will offer you the same choices as now so you will be able to either move your booking to the rescheduled date or receive a refund.
Cancelling your booking and requesting a refund
If you don’t want to attend next year, you can cancel your booking and request a refund via the form linked below. Refunds will be processed by August 16th.
Please note the booking fee of £10 per person is not refundable. The booking fee covers part of the cost of the staff and the infrastructure required to provide our booking service, as well as the payment card-processing fees that we incur on each transaction, both on the original payment as well as the refund.
Split decisions within the same group
In order to keep the process simple, we ask that all the passengers in the booking select the same option collectively.
In those cases where not all the passengers in the group can pick the same option, we can offer the following to help with the decision:
If the majority would like to cancel the booking, those who still want to attend next summer will be offered priority to book tickets when they go on sale in October. Please add the emails of those interested in booking tickets for Inner State 2022 while completing the postponement form so we can add them to the priority list.
If the majority would like to keep the booking, we can offer the chance to change your accommodation in October so the remaining passengers can move to a new accommodation that suits the new group size. Alternatively, if you have a replacement for those no longer able to attend, we can offer free name changes between 1st August and 1st October so you can swap any passengers in your booking. If you wish to change your accommodation, please contact us before the end of September.
How to change or refund your flights
If you have already booked flights, please contact the airline directly and refer to their websites for further information on their booking policies.
If you have any questions about this process that have not been addressed on the FAQ page below, you can contact us at . Please bear in mind that response times will be slightly longer than usual due to a significant increase in queries during this period. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.
Take care of yourself and follow the advice of health agencies. Even though we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, we shouldn’t let our guard down and we must all keep doing our part to get through this. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our little slice of paradise on the Albanian Riviera next summer. We promise it will be worth the wait.
The Inner State Team