Welp! Another one bites the dust, unfortunately. Earlier today, we found out that Miami officials were requesting to postpone Ultra Music Festival 2020 due to the fear of spreading the coronavirus. The virus has caused cancellations of other music events internationally but none have been canceled in the United States, till now. This decision by Miami officials effectively cancels Ultra Music Festival for the year, as it seemed they looking to postpone it until 2021. Ultra Abu Dhabi 2020 was also recently canceled due to the virus, and that was happening this weekend on March 5th & 6th.
Ravers across the world were left asking if their favorite festivals will follow suit after Ultra Miami’s cancelation? But we just learned some breaking news right now as the French Government has decided to cancel this year’s edition of Tomorrowland Winter, which was set to take place from March 14th – 21st, 2020 in Alpe d’Huez. Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Joris Voorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Charlotte De Witte, Afrojack, and many more were set to play the Winterland festival.
Tomorrowland Winter 2020 Canceled – Full Statement Below
In the beginning of February the build-up of Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez started. Today, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the French Government has decided to cancel this year’s edition (March 14 -21). Since Saturday we were in close contact with the French Government about the impact of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and we finally received their official decision.
The French Government is taking drastic measures regarding the COVID-19 virus in France. Therefore they are enforcing the cancellation of large events, bringing together people from different nationalities on closed festival grounds and event locations.
The ski area of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski (Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Auris and Villard Reculas) will remain open for all visitors, including all normal activities (ski lifts, slopes, bars, restaurants…), just like all other ski-resorts in France. All our visitors will be contacted personally later today, by e-mail and within the Tomorrowland Account, regarding the next steps.
In the beginning of February the build-up of Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez started. Today, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the French Government has decided to cancel this year’s edition (March 14 -21): info & updates: https://t.co/lyjg3dBqMg pic.twitter.com/brE0xRKAX3
— Tomorrowland Winter (@TMLwinter) March 5, 2020