Tomorrowland Winter 2020, the winter edition of world’s best electronic dance music festival Tomorrowland, has now officially been cancelled due to concerns by the French government over the spread of the new coronavirus or COVID-19.
The team behind this breathtaking music festival, which attracts dance music fans from all around the world, just released a statement:
“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.”
Tomorrowland Winter was set to take place in the wonderful frame of Alpe d’Huez the next weekend (March 14 -21). The news follows the reported cancellation of Ultra Music Festival in Miami this month, also due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
Although Tomorrowland Winter itself is cancelled, the ski resort (Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski) is remaining open, and ticket holders will be able to enjoy the resort as the lodging and ski pass tickets that they bought will remain valid along with travel if that was included, otherwise a full refund is also being offered out.
“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.”
Read the festival’s full statement below.