Hopeful to make a return in 2021, the organizers of the annual competition states that it’s ‘neither protected nor prudent to maneuver ahead’ with their June dates as a result of evolving scenario within the Huge Apple.
New York’s Governors Ball 2020 competition has change into the most recent music casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
The annual occasion had been as a consequence of happen in June and have headlining units by artists like Tame Impala and Missy Elliott – marking the rap icon’s first huge efficiency in New York Metropolis in additional than a decade, however organisers have been compelled to cancel the bash on Thursday, March 26 because the uncertainty over the worldwide well being disaster continues.
“It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we should announce the cancellation of Governors Ball 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19,” officers shared in an announcement.
“Merely put – as a consequence of present authorities mandates and the evolving scenario in NYC, it’s neither protected nor prudent to maneuver ahead with our June dates. The wellbeing of our followers, artists, employees, distributors, companions and the encircling NYC neighborhood is all the time our #1 precedence.”
Pageant organisers hope to return in 2021, and have already began planning for the longer term.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a string of strict guidelines in current weeks in an effort to gradual the unfold of COVID-19 throughout the state, which has change into the epicentre of the U.S. outbreak.
The brand new limitations embrace bans on mass gatherings and compelled closures of many public locations, together with live performance halls, Broadway theatres, dine-in eating places, and bars.
Governors Ball 2020 had additionally been anticipated to host units by Stevie Nicks, Vampire Weekend, Solange Knowles, Miley Cyrus, Ellie Goulding, H.E.R., and Maren Morris, amongst many others.
The occasion joins Texas’ SXSW and Florida’s Extremely Music, in addition to Britain’s Glastonbury, on the cancelled festivals checklist, whereas Coachella and Stagecoach in California, and Bonnaroo in Tennessee have been postponed till later within the yr.
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