March 10, 2020 at 5:06 am #1203376767
Most likely cancelled rather than postponed, since by the time we get to October, the US coronavirus situation is going to be worse than Italy and Iran are now.
I’m not sure how Glastonbury or any European festival can go ahead right now.
The interesting part will be how many albums will get cancelled or postponed too?
For many smaller artists, there is no money to be made from albums and almost all of their income comes from touring. So why release an album if you can’t tour?
On the other hand, people with huge streaming numbers might be better off. People won’t go out, so they stay at home and listen to more music. There could be record numbers of stream for artists like Drake who are likely to drop more 20+ track releases.
Perhaps if people stay home and watch a lot of Netflix, getting your music in movies could be an important revenue stream.March 10, 2020 at 12:30 pm #1203377309This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.March 11, 2020 at 4:41 am #1203377892
This coronavirus pandemonium should easily be contained by October, lmao.
Did you have tickets?
I’d love to say you’re right, but getting a vaccine ready for distribution to millions of people is probably at least 18 months away. Maybe October 2022.
The other way to “contain” the coronavirus is to limit large gatherings. Ultra festival Miami cancelled with no refunds, although they say tickets will be valid for March 2021 or 2022.
So we shouldn’t need to speculate about Coachella in October, because we will see what happens with Boston Calling, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and all the others, long before October this year.March 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm #1203382314
New Orleans Jazz Festival and a lot of other festivals just got cancelled.
Guidance as of 3/15/2020
Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.
Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.
Update for 18-March
Strong rumours that Glastonbury will be cancelled, but they might be waiting for the UK Government to announce an official ban on mass gatherings.
Also from HDD on delayed album releases:
some labels are said to be considering delaying releases—especially those with ticket bundles. But for how long? At what point does it make sense to move forward or not if there is no tour to make the big bucks from? The big money has been on the live side for most artists who have significant record sales; no tour, no big money.
Pretty much as expected, but still a bit of a shock when it happens.March 18, 2020 at 5:12 am #1203385346
The official announcement has come through.
Glastonbury 2020: Festival cancelled due to coronavirus
The announcement also calls into doubt the viability of other UK festivals, including BST Hyde Park, All Points East, Lovebox and Latitude.
The festival was planned for June 24-28 and would have been the Glastonbury 50th anniversary.April 13, 2020 at 5:33 am #1203423979
Boston Calling Music Festival, May 22nd – 24th and Governors Ball, New York City, scheduled for June 2020 have cancelled.
Now the August and September festivals are starting to make their announcements.
Lollapalooza (July 30th through August 2nd) haven’t cancelled yet, but they’ve delayed announcing their lineup.
Burning Man, planned for late August, early September has cancelled:
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/apr/10/burning-man-cancelled-coronavirus-virtual-eventApril 13, 2020 at 12:25 pm #1203424701This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.
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