Coronavirus continues to have a significant impact on entertainment and travel industries as governments around the world continue to expand on bans on public gatherings or make the decision to close their borders to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus.
Most music festivals and events stated, right up until the very last moment (or in some cases week of), that they were continuing as scheduled and would continue to provide updates and monitor the situation. There’s no doubt given the amount of online backlash that these kind of last-minute announcements when people have spent hundreds if not thousands on travel and accommodation have left attendees and promoters everywhere aggravated, worried and inevitably angry.
But regardless of the frustration that continues to circulate online, DMNW emphasizes that safety of individuals and the collective should ultimately be the utmost concern of the world at this point in time.
Peep the list (subject to change and be added to) below for the festivals currently cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus:
- Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has been cancelled. This event will not take place until 2021.
- France’s Tomorrowland Winter has been cancelled by the government
- Winter Music Conference 2020 is cancelled
- Ultra Abu Dhabi – the Middle Eastern edition of the Miami-based festival – has been cancelled
- Coachella postponed until October 2020; unclear what this means for next year’s festival dates. Coachella will now take place on the weekends of 9-11 of October and 16-18 of October, while Stagecoach will be held on 23-25 October.
- South By Southwest (SXSW) cancelled by City Of Austin
- Get Lost’s 24-hour Miami party, planned for March 21, has been postponed
- Beyond Wonderland SoCal postponed until June 19-20, 2020 at the NOS Events Center
- Story + LIV Nightclubs in Miami cancelled
- Relentless beats Rezz & Louis The Child headlining shows
- All Livenation and AEG tours till the end of the month are postponed or being rescheduled
- Seasons Festival in Vancouver is postponed with no rescheduled date announced yet
- Organizers of Lollapalooza Argentina have postponed the festival until the second half of the year
- Rampage Belguim cancelled
- Lane 8 weekend shows cancelled
- Elohim group therapy tour cancelled
- Exchange, Academy, and Sound nightclubs in Los Angeles closed
- Select Ekali tour stops cancelled
- Dabin tour dates in the PNW and elsewhere have been postponed until further notice, no updates yet on when his shows will be rescheduled
- Noisia’s final tour stops cancelled
- EDC Las Vegas, Insomniac’s headlining event, is still set to continue and Insomniac’s Owner, Pasquale Rotella released several statements of upcoming events in his insta post earlier this week with the type of announcement that communicated a clear direction for the future which was a refreshing relief to see in the community despite other organizations press releases:https://www.instagram.com/p/B9paMdvF1fl/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
It’s completely understandable that mass gatherings like this are being preemptively halted, given that COVID-19 is spread by humans in close proximity to each other. Just how much it will continue to affect the American live music community is really an unknown outcome at this point, but we will continue to update this list with the latest information. Stay safe, wash your hands frequently, and take care of each other out there fam.
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