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Vegan bowl at Coachella 2018 Goldenvoice [Official photo]

Coachella will likely be postponed this year to two weekends in October due to coronavirus concerns, reports Variety. Multiple sources told the publication that Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals would be postponed despite an official statement from Goldenvoice, the festival’s organizer. Goldenvoice has been informing agents of music artists to determine whether talent would also be available in October. The festival was originally scheduled to take place on the weekends of April 10 and 17, 2020.

Read the whole article here:
https://la.eater.com/2020/3/10/21173354/coachella-festival-postponed-coronavirus-2020

More here:
https://variety.com/2020/music/news/coachella-stagecoach-festival-postponed-coronavirus-1203526766/

At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.

http://www.coachella.com

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City of Austin Cancels SXSW March Events

The City of Austin has canceled the March dates for SXSW and SXSW EDU. SXSW will faithfully follow the City’s directions.

We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation.

As recently as Wednesday, Austin Public Health stated that “there’s no evidence that closing SXSW or any other gatherings will make the community safer.” However, this situation evolved rapidly, and we honor and respect the City of Austin’s decision. We are committed to do our part to help protect our staff, attendees, and fellow Austinites.

Read the whole decision here:

2020 Event Update

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Miami’s Ultra Festival Cancels

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that The City of Miami has issued an official directive requiring that the 22nd edition of Ultra Music Festival, originally scheduled for March 20, 21 and 22, 2020 will be postponed to March 26, 27 and 28, 2021. Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time.

We completely understand how extremely frustrating this is because so many of you are looking forward to coming to Ultra, having already made travel arrangements.

This is, however, an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly, and we must continue to defer to the authorities for guidance. Ultimately, there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and physical well-being of each of you, together with everyone else involved in the production of the event.

Whole story here:
https://ultramusicfestival.com/official-notice

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Miami’s Winter Music Conference Canceled Over Coronavirus

By Chris Eggertsen, Billboard | Florida Governor Ron Desantis declared a state of emergency on Monday. Miami’s annual Winter Music Conference has been canceled due to concerns over the spreading coronavirus, organizers announced Monday (March 9), following Florida Governor Ron Desantis’ state of emergency declaration earlier in the day. WMC had been scheduled for March 16-19.

The announcement follows last week’s news that Miami’s popular Ultra Music Festival was officially canceled, also due to the coronavirus.

Launched in 1985, WMC is a music conference held every March in Miami and is part of the larger event known as Miami Music Week, a 10-year-old week-long marathon of dance music concerts and parties. Drawing an estimated 100,000 attendees and 3,500 music professionals from more than 70 countries at its height, WMC hosts a schedule of events, parties, seminars and workshops and serves as one of the largest industry networking events in the dance/electronic music genre. Though the Ultra Music Festival was originally spawned by the conference, it eventually surpassed it in terms of influence, and its parent company went on to acquire WMC in 2018.

Read the rest of the article here:
https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/touring/9331330/winter-music-conference-miami-canceled-coronavirus

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