List of Canceled World Music Festivals – In this world there are many world festivals that are held and held. One of the festivals that is very much awaited and enjoyed by many people is the music festival. The following is a list of world music festivals that have been canceled due to Covid.
1. Tomorrowland Winter
Tomorrowland Winter was supposed to be held March 14-21 2020 in Alpe d’Huez, France. However, on March 5, via Instagram, the organizers canceled the event.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that the French Government has decided to cancel this year’s (Tomorrowland Winter) edition. We have been in close contact with the French Government regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and we have finally received their official decision,” reads cancellation statement.
Tomorrowland Winter also said it will contact people who have purchased tickets via email for more information.
2. Ultra Music Festival
The Ultra Music Festival, which was supposed to be held on March 20-22 in Miami, USA, was canceled. In a statement uploaded by the organizers on Instagram on March 6, the Ultra Music Festival will be held on March 26-28 2021.
“Due to the Florida Government’s declaration of a public health emergency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guide to COVID-19, it is unlikely that Miami will be able to grant access to the Bayfront Park area,” the statement said.
Just like Tomorrowland Winter, the organizers will contact ticket buyers for the next steps.
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3. The South by Southwest (SXSW)
This year’s The South by Southwest or SXSW music and film festival has been cancelled. Supposedly, the event was held on March 13-20, 2020 in Austin, USA.
This news was announced by the organizers on 7 March through a written statement on the SXSW official website. They said they could do nothing but follow the decision of the authorities in Austin.
“This is the first time in 34 years that (SXSW) has not been held,” they said.
4. Hammersonic 2020
The biggest metal music festival in Asia, Hammersonic, this year presents Slipknot and Trivium as performers. However, the festival has been postponed until January 15-17, 2021, with Carnaval Beach Ancol, Jakarta, as the location for the event.
The safety and health of the audience is a priority for Hammersonic organizers. They also apologized and said that the tickets that had been purchased were valid for the 2021 Hammersonic.
In addition, the organizers also have other surprises to satisfy the audience.
“In the event with the new schedule, there will be the addition of three headliners and two co-headliners which will be announced in the near future,” explained the promoter.