Music Festivals that Have Been Affected by COVID-19

The coronavirus has dealt the music industry a huge blow. The music industry relies largely on music festivals and similar events. COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of events all over the world. Presumably, this is meant to curb the spread of the virus.

A lot of music events in Europe and other parts of the world have been suspended or cancelled due to the pandemic. Here are some of the music festivals that have been affected by the spread of COVID-19.

The Glastonbury Festival

It is the biggest Greenfield music festival in the world. It is held in Pilton, Somerset in England. The festival takes place for five consecutive days.

These five days are filled with different forms of art and entertainment. You can enjoy comedy, circus acts, cabarets, theatre, dance, and music.

This year’s summer event was gearing up to be one of the best ever. Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Diana Ross, and Taylor Swift were all set to perform. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020

This was going to be one of the biggest weekend events ever organised by BBC Radio 1. The event had been set to take place from May 22 to 24 of this year at Camperdown Country Park in Dundee.

It is very sad the event was cancelled, as it had a number of high-profile artists lined up to perform, including Camila Cabello, AJ Tracey, Dua Lipa, Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, and Harry Styles.

South by Southwest

This is a great event for musicians all over the globe. Held in Austin, Texas, the show was unfortunately cancelled by the mayor with the ostensible aim of halting the spread of the virus.

The festival, which normally takes place in March, has yet to set a tentative date for when it will be held again.