Music Concerts and Events Cancellations

By March 20, 2020General

With the coronavirus pandemic wreacking havoc in all sections of society, a number of music events, concerts have either been cancelled or postponed. This is having a deep impact on the industry on some countries with the Australian live music industry indicating they are on the brink of collapse. Here is a list of the events and concerts which have been curtailed and impacted.

In this extraordinary times, lets find a way of still supporting our artists who can continue with their livelihoods

Alicia Keys announced that her More Myself tour and Alicia album will be postponed, but her upcoming book will still launch on March 31. “Everyone’s health and safety is the #1 priority!” she tweeted. “Thank u for ur deep love, I’ll let u know about new dates soon. Stay powerful! I adore u.”

The Australasian pop spectacular So Pop 2020 has been canceled. The six-date arena tour had a lineup featuring Pussycat Dolls, Steps, Jesse McCartney, Smash Mouth and more. “It is with a heavy heart that Frontier Touring and Arena Touring announce that So Pop 2020 will no longer be taking place in Australia and New Zealand this April and May,” a statement read.

The Sydney edition of FastForward 2020 is scrapped. “Following large scale event cancellations in Australia, and around the world, we’re sad to say that FastForward will not be taking place in Sydney in April,”

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2020 has been canceled. “After much deliberation and heartbreak, it is clear that we must cancel our plans as they currently stand for the festival this year

Organizers of Lollapalooza Argentina have officially announced that the festival will be postponed until the second half of the year.

South by Southwest is an annual conglomeration of parallel film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences organized jointly that take place in mid-March in Austin, Texas, United States has been cancelled

Glastonbury Festival has been canceled. “Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” festival organizers said in a statement.


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