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Austin City Limits organizers cancel 2020 festival, announce 2021 dates

Austin City Limits (ACL) organizers will not move forward with the 2020 festival, slated for October 2 – 4 and 9 – 11 in Zilker Park, Texas, due to health concerns related to coronavirus. In a statement published on ACL’s official website, organizers maintained that canceling the 2020 event was the “only responsible solution.” The […]

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Reading & Leeds cancels 2020 festival

One of the UK’s premier summer festivals, Reading & Leeds, has officially canceled its 2020 event due to the global COVID-19 crisis. Scheduled to take place over the weekend of Aug. 28-30, this year’s Reading & Leeds lineup boasted an eclectic and power-packed assortment of artists including headliners Rage Against The Machine, Stormzy, and Liam […]

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Primavera Sound Barcelona pushed to 2021

In “the most difficult decision in [Primavera Sound] history,” organizers have officially postponed the Barcelona festival to 2021. The event, which was due to celebrate its 20th anniversary this spring, will host its next iteration from June 2 – 6, 2021. The postponement follows Primavera Sound’s earlier coronavirus-related date change. In March, organizers stated that […]

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SXSW faces massive class action lawsuit regarding no-refund policy

Ticket purchasers for the canceled 2020 installment of Austin, Texas’ famous South by Southwest Festival have filed a class action lawsuit against SXSW for not offering refunds. The lawsuit was brought forth by Maria Bromley and Pauta Kleber, two excited attendees who claim they spent more than $1,000 each in their plans to attend SXSW. […]

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Live Nation releases refund plan for canceled and rescheduled events

Recently, Live Nation has been the object of much criticism from customers as the ticketing giant—in many customers’ eyes—failed to provide an adequate refund plan amidst the thousands of COVID-19-related show cancellations. As of April 24, the company has released details regarding its refund policy for canceled and rescheduled events. Ticket-purchasers for Live Nation events […]

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Live Nation releases refund plan for canceled and rescheduled events

Recently, Live Nation has been the object of much criticism from customers as the ticketing giant—in many customers’ eyes—failed to provide an adequate refund plan amidst the thousands of COVID-19-related show cancellations. As of April 24, the company has released details regarding its refund policy for canceled and rescheduled events. Ticket-purchasers for Live Nation events […]

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Electric Forest officially pulls plug on 2020, plots 2021 return

At this point it looked inevitable, but now Electric Forest has officially been shelved for the year, looking to return in 2021. The 2020 iteration of the festival has been in jeopardy since the rest of the season’s event circuit began folding in early March, culminating in a denied request by organizers to postpone the […]

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Tomorrowland officially cancels 2020 event, eyes 2021 return

That’s it—the nail in festival season’s coffin. Tomorrowland has officially cancelled its 2020 event, postponing its 16th run until the summer of 2021. After what looked to be an imminent postponement debated at length by local Belgian authorities, Tomorrowland has released an official statement announcing the event’s total cancellation. Tomorrowland will return next year, running […]

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BUKU Music + Arts Project cancels rescheduled 2020 date with efforts to return in 2021

Among the flurry of festival postponements and reorganizations, BUKU Music + Arts Project has cancelled its rescheduled Labor Day Weekend date with a difficult decision to forego a 2020 iteration in its entirety. Originally slated for March 20-21, the New Orleans staple moved its event to September in hopes that festival season would resume normalcy. […]

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Multiple sources reporting Tomorrowland 2020 will be cancelled by local authorities

Another disappointing cancellation appears to be looming in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it appears Belgium’s Tomorrowland is heading towards an imminent cancellation. Various Belgian news outlets have reported the mayors of the Werchter and Aarstelaar municipalities have cancelled events and festivals this summer. These municipalities are next to Boom and Rumst where […]

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The Do LaB cancels Lightning in a Bottle 2020, future status uncertain

The 2020 installment of The Do LaB‘s annual Lightning in a Bottle music festival has been cancelled, according to a statement issued on March 13. The Do LaB attributed the event’s indefinite cancellation to health concerns related to the coronavirus as well as the capacity restrictions imposed by the state of California’s recent suspension of gatherings […]

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Live Nation prepares to pause all tours as COVID-19 concerns grow

As COVID-19 concerns continue to expedite internationally, Live Nation is planning on pausing its touring shows. Announced early Thursday, March 12, the impending action will affect all Live Nation tours, domestic and international. The announcement comes on the heels of the entertainment conglomerate’s shocking stock plummet on Wednesday, March 11. Current touring arena shows will […]

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Disclosure cancels upcoming US and Europe tour

In a quick turnaround, Disclosure has cancelled their upcoming European and US tour due to coronavirus concerns. In a statement on Twitter, the Lawrence brothers said, “Due to unforeseen circumstances we‘re unable to play all the European and US upcoming DJ shows scheduled for March and April. We feel it’s for the best to reschedule […]

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Winter Music Conference cancelled amidst coronavirus concerns

Winter Music Conference has officially announced the postponement of its 35th edition as a result of growing concerns regarding coronavirus. The four day event was originally scheduled to take place March 16-19. The cancellation comes amidst the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ declaration of a state of emergency. The premiere industry conversation joins a growing list […]

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Tomorrowland Winter ticket-holders will receive discounted 2021 tickets

Earlier this week, Tomorrowland Winter was canceled as a result of fears regarding the spreading coronavirus. Tomorrowland Winter was not the only victim, with Miami’s infamous Ultra Music Festival shortly following. The ski resort where Tomorrowland Winter was set to be held will continue to operate, and attendees are welcome to vacation and hit the […]

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USC Events cancels Lucky following embroilment in Insomniac lawsuit

USC Events confirmed via social media on Monday, February 10, that the 2020 edition of their St. Patrick’s Day-themed Lucky Festival had been officially cancelled, with refunds being issued to buyers. The decision to pull the event follows a fallout between the Seattle-based promoter and their former partner Insomniac Events, which culminated in a lawsuit […]

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USC Events cancels Lucky following embroilment in Insomniac lawsuit

USC Events confirmed via social media on Monday, February 10, that the 2020 edition of their St. Patrick’s Day-themed Lucky Festival had been officially cancelled, with refunds being issued to buyers. The decision to pull the event follows a fallout between the Seattle-based promoter and their former partner Insomniac Events, which culminated in a lawsuit […]

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USC Events cancels Lucky following embroilment in Insomniac lawsuit

USC Events confirmed via social media on Monday, February 10, that the 2020 edition of their St. Patrick’s Day-themed Lucky Festival had been officially cancelled, with refunds being issued to buyers. The decision to pull the event follows a fallout between the Seattle-based promoter and their former partner Insomniac Events, which culminated in a lawsuit […]

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Moogfest 2020 officially canceled

Moogfest 2020 has officially been canceled due to logistical reasons. The organizers Moog Music officially announced the North Carolina festival would not be returning next year earlier today via blog. The event was set to take place April 16-19, 2020 in Durham. Ticket holders who pre-purchased passes will be able to receive their refunds. Since […]

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Moogfest 2020 officially canceled

Moogfest 2020 has officially been canceled due to logistical reasons. The organizers Moog Music officially announced the North Carolina festival would not be returning next year earlier today via blog. The event was set to take place April 16-19, 2020 in Durham. Ticket holders who pre-purchased passes will be able to receive their refunds. Since […]

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