The coronavirus outbreak has affected almost all the industries in the world and the music industry has not been left behind either. Numerous musical events were cancelled all over the world due to the pandemic. Here’s a list of the most anticipated music festivals and events that suffered the wrath of this global threat.
Since the coronavirus outbreak at the end of last year, over 9,00,000 people have been affected in 203 countries across the world and 2 international conveyances. As a result, numerous musical events and festivals have been cancelled all over the world to follow WHO’s protocols and ensure the safety of all. Below we have listed the 8 most awaited music festivals, events and live concerts which were cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
1. The 2020 Changes Tour by Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber’s 2020 Changes Tour, which was previously scheduled to run from 14th May to 26th September, was one of the many live concerts that were cancelled in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The postponed dates will be announced later.
2. Road to Ultra India
The Ultra Music Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in the world held in various cities. The Road to Ultra event was scheduled to be held in Hyderabad and Gurugram on 7th and 8th March respectively this year. After the cancellation of the Miami and Abu Dhabi musical events, the Road to Ultra India was also cancelled amid the pandemic.
3. BUDX Mumbai
Speaking of music festivals, BUDX Mumbai also stood cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. This two-day music festival was aimed at celebrating the emerging musical culture in the country.
4. Bira 19 April Fool’s Festival
The Bira 19 April Fool’s Festival was one of the many music festivals that suffered the impact of the pandemic. The second edition of this event was supposed to be a two-day celebration of music, art and much more to be attended by artists like Naezy, Monica Dogra, Rohan Joshi, Kaneez Surka and several others.
5. Tomorrowland Winter
Tomorrowland Winter, an EDM festival, was scheduled to be held from 14th March to 21st March this year in France. However, it was cancelled on 5th March following the instructions of the French government.
6. The World Tour Bushfire Relief Charity Concert
One of the live concerts that stood cancelled due to the pandemic was Miley Cyrus’s World Tour Bushfire Relief Charity Fund which would otherwise have taken place in Melbourne on 13th March this year. The concert’s purpose was to raise funds for the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Coachella, one of the most popular music festivals in the world (if not the most popular), usually took place in California in April each year. However, this year it was postponed to mid-October due to the crisis that followed the coronavirus outbreak.
8. Days of Summer Cruise Fest
This is an annual hip-hop cruise and music festival wherein performances of world-famous artists were held on a cruise ship. This year Cardi B, Post Malone and Lil Nas X were set to perform on the cruise which would set off from Miami on 28th June and dock in the Bahamas on 1st July. The event was naturally postponed until the summer of 2021.
While the news of the cancellation of musical events and festivals worldwide saddened fans deeply, it was a necessary move to ensure the safety of everyone. Install the Flutin app to stay in touch with your favourite music and artists for free while you wait for the music festivals and events to be rescheduled.