Here’s a list of “music festival casualties” caused by a coronavirus. With coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across the world, music festivals are announcing cancelations or moving dates on a daily basis.
This puts an economic strain on not only the performing artists, event organizers, and entire teams involved, but also on anyone with flights, hotels, and festival tickets already booked and paid for months in advance, now struggling to get info in time to get their bookings refunded.
To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate put together a comprehensive and daily updated list at link. The service monitors around 5,000 festivals worldwide and will let you know which ones are canceled or postponed, so you can plan accordingly. You can also let people know how you feel about it, by clicking the sad emoji as many times as you like.
The idea popped up when one of the startup’s founders, a renowned techno DJ UMEK started getting an avalanche of show cancelations: “Just a week ago I played on the Resistance stage at Ultra in Melbourne and Sydney like nothing happened. When I landed back home and turned my phone back on, most of the upcoming gigs had already disappeared from my calendar. That was when I realized how serious this outbreak became in a matter of days. It feels eerily dystopian.”
For now, you can only see what got canceled or postponed, but the authors say that later they might even let you know about the replacement dates for postponed festivals.