As the coronavirus illness continues to spread in all parts of the world, live event organizers have been cancelling and postponing large gatherings from meetings, seminars, technology conferences to major concerts. While some have been moved to virtual grounds, others have been cancelled regrettably. 

Coachella 2020

Coachella was set to take place next month in the California desert with a host of headliners like Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean.

The event’s organizer Goldenvoice has now postponed it until October, at the request of local health authorities. They hope to feature most of the same acts that were originally slated for April according to a press release on their official website.  

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the world’s most attended music events.

Hundreds of musicians were set to perform including Seun Kuti, Travis Scott, Calvin Harris and Lana Del Rey.

Afro Nation Puerto Rico 2020

The beach festival which was originally scheduled to take place March 18-21, was canceled due to ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns. 

The festival organizers will contact ticket buyers in relation to refunds and details on rescheduling. 

Afro Nation Portugal  set to take place in July has not been rescheduled. 

Davido: A good time North America tour 

Just before America shut down all mass and public gatherings when the U.S. were picking its first few hundred cases of Covid-19, Davido was definitely having a good time with his tour crew, a cute dog and a massive tour bus. He had already sold out 5 cities in Canada and the U.S. before the tour came to an abrupt tour. Subsequently, the man brought his crew back to the country with him. There is a possibility for the tour to return after the world regains balance and surety that the virus has been contained completely. 

Justin Bieber: 2020 Changes tour

Justin Bieber announced the postponement of his 2020 Changes Tour. The tour was to run from May 14 till Sept. 26. Justin and his management made the decision in light of the current pandemic and with the deepest concern for all those being affected.

Glastonbury festival 

The UK festival was cancelled after public health officials countered the decision of the organizers to postpone the festival to a summer date. The event was meant to be a 50th anniversary celebration this year.  

This is just a short article about few of the festivals and concerts that have been cancelled due to coronavirus. It will be surprising to see that almost all musicians had plans to drop projects in 2020 with a tour or concert to follow up with that project but here they are, ravishing and washed up with uncertainties about the future.


This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace


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