Bad news music fans, it looks like multiple festivals are being canceled over fears of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Over the past week, multiple festivals, including SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, and Coachella have been canceled or postponed due to directions from health officials and the government.
Dave Grutman, owner of LIV and Story in South Beach, was forced to “temporarily pause” both clubs to protect staff and customers from contacting or spreading the coronavirus until further notice. Mayor Dan Gelber says the City of Miami Beach is suspending special event permits for large gatherings. The city’s spring break events are canceled and Miami Beach Pride is postponed as well.
As of now the festivals are advising would-be attendees to make changes to their plans, and word around the music industry is that these cancelations will have a large impact on the musicians and DJs who were set to play at these festivals and shows. Many individual shows for bands and DJs are also being canceled over fears about the virus spreading, but they are taking to the internet! Artists like Morgan Page and Tritonal are already teasing livestreams, remote shows, and new song releases in case we are held quarantine. Follow us on all our social media platforms as we will be sharing as many as possible! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.
In the world of film, the release schedules of some films are being postponed due to
fears the moviegoers would spread the virus. The new James Bond film, No Time To Die, which was set to be released in April, is now being delayed until November because of these fears.
Stay tuned to Revolution 93.5 and visit our website for more information about these cancellations as they come in.