Gov Ball has been turned off.
Festival organizers announced Thursday that summer concerts in 2020 will be canceled due to coronavirus. The three-day event was planned for the first weekend in June.
“Simply put – because of the current government mandate and the growing situation in NYC, it is neither safe nor wise to move forward with our June dates. Our fans, artists, staff, suppliers, partners and the well-being of the surrounding NYC community are always our first priority, ”the Governors Ball team said in a statement.
New York City is currently dealing with one of the worst coronavirus clusters in the country.
This is the first year that Gov Ball has not happened since it began 10 years.
Headliners like Missy Elliot, Vampire Weekend, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus and Solange would set the stage on Randall’s Island.
Those who had purchased tickets can apply for a refund or transfer their purchase to a ticket for next year’s festival.
Gov Ball is one of many concerts and festivals preserved due to coronavirus. The SXSW culture party in Austin, Texas, would happen earlier this month but was interrupted as the virus spread.
Coachella, which would take place in mid-April, has been postponed.
Chicago festival Lollapalooza delayed the announcement of this summer’s assortment and has yet to make a formal decision on whether they will still hold the event, according to the event’s official Twitter.
Many individual tours, including those organized by Madonna, Angélique Kidjo and more, were also stopped.