As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread, more music events are being postponed and canceled.
The UK has stated, “emergency services will not be able to support major events.”
The All Points East Festival scheduled to take place in Victoria Park May 22 through 31 has been canceled.
A statement issued by All Points East read, “the decision was made following a constant review of recent Government actions and statements, and after further consultation with key partners and agencies it is clear that we are unable to guarantee the safety and well being of those working at and attending the event.”
Currently there is not word on whether the British Summer Time in Hyde Park this July will continue or be postponed.
Additionally, the Lovebox, Download, Isle of Wright, and The Great Escape Festivals have all been canceled.
“It has become clear that it’s just not possible for this year’s festival to go ahead,” promoters said of the Lovebox which was originally scheduled for June 12-14.
Scheduled for the same weekend – June 12 to 14 -, promoters of the Download Festival also stated that it was not possible for the Festival to go on this year.
Scheduled for June 11 to 14, promoters of the Isle of Wright Festival said, “The Isle of Wight Festival will no longer be taking place this year. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status. The whole team was excited to welcome everyone to the island for another fantastic festival and we extend our sincere apologies to everyone who was looking forward to it as much as we were.”
But not everyone is canceling shows and holding up in their homes. Thom Yorke and Massive Attack will be performing an acoustic show on May 24.