Coronavirus Cancels Major Music Events


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A crowd gathered at the Coachella Festival in 2014.

Caroline Sanders, Reporter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various performing artists and organizations have chosen to postpone and even cancel 2020 concert tours and events around the world. Many of the following festivals and music events have been postponed at least until later in the summer, and some even until the fall of 2021. The list includes:

Stagecoach (October 23-25)

Coachella (October 9-16)

Billboard Music Awards 

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Texas Music Revolution Festival

The Academy of Country Music Awards Ceremony

SXSW Conference & Festivals in Texas

Capital One’s JamFest in Atlanta

Days of Summer Cruise Fest

Big Ears Festival in Knoxville 

World Tour Bush Relief Charity Concert

Ultra Music Festival in Florida 


The following performing artists have chosen to postpone or cancel parts of their 2020 world tours: 

Billie Eilish


Elton John

Harry Styles 

The Rolling Stones

Nial Horan

Camilla Cabello

Louis Tomlinson


Post Malone

Blake Shelton

These cancellations were unavoidable and very much needed for obvious reasons. However, it is a shame that many of these concerts and festivals are cancelled without the intention of refunding anyone or at least rescheduling. A number of artists and festivals are not mentioned in the above lists. So, if you were planning on buying tickets to an upcoming music event, you should check online for new dates and cancellations, and whether refunds will be issued, before purchasing.