Also getting delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak is the 2020 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was originally planned to take place on July 1 to 5.
- Mar 31, 2020
AceShowbiz – Spain’s Primavera Sound Festival and the 2020 Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana have become the latest music events postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Primavera officials had been set to mark the 20th anniversary of the bash in early June, with performers including The Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Tyler, the Creator, Beck, Massive Attack, Iggy Pop, Disclosure, The National, Kacey Musgraves and Young Thug.
However, the COVID-19 outbreak has prompted festival bosses to delay the celebrations until late August.
In a statement, they wrote, “There are things that only happen once in a lifetime. The current global COVID-19 health crisis is, unfortunately, one of them. But it won’t be the only one.”
“The spirit of solidarity and collective response of society in the face of this emergency will live on for a long time, and will allow us to embrace exceptional situations and overcome the challenge… and to literally embrace each other once it is over.”
Meanwhile, this summer’s Essence Festival, originally planned for 1 to 5 July, has also been pushed back due to the coronavirus chaos.
Officials are working on securing a new date for this autumn, although it’s not yet known if headliners Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars will remain on the bill.
Texas’ SXSW and Florida’s Ultra Music, as well as Britain’s Glastonbury, were all cancelled due to the pandemic, while Coachella and Stagecoach in California, and Bonnaroo in Tennessee have been postponed until later in the year.
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