in , , , , , , , , , ,

Should I stay or should I go: how coronavirus is jeopardising music festivals

The 2020 festival season is over – or is it? Some events are trying to postpone until autumn, but the odds aren’t looking good

  • Coronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellations
  • Coronavirus – latest updates
  • See all our coronavirus coverage

For many in the live music industry, 2020 is over. Big festivals in the UK such as Glastonbury and Download are cancelled. London’s month-long Meltdown festival has shifted to 2021 and the entire lineup – featuring hard-to-obtain stars such as Solange and also its curator Grace Jones – has shifted with it. Arena tours are being moved, repurposing some: David Gray’s 20th anniversary play-through of White Ladder will become a 21st birthday tour next year instead.

But other large events, keen not to lose a year’s worth of planning, are applying a best-case reading of the crisis. They hope to reschedule for after the pandemic has passed its peak in summer, but before a potential second wave of infection in winter.

Continue reading…

Written by Vlogs News

Ozzy Osbourne Pledges Portion of Merch Sales to Michael J Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation

Listen to Jamie xx’s New Song “Idontknow”