The winter edition of World-renowned electronic music festival Tomorrowland has officially been cancelled due to fears by the French government over the spread of the new coronavirus.
“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),” organisers posted on Twitter on Thursday morning.
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/lyjg3dBqMgpic.twitter.com/brE0xRKAX3
“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,” Tomorrowland explained.
“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,” it added.
The festival – held in Alpe d’Huez – is reported to be already sold out, with around 25,000 expected to attend. Anyone who already has a ticket will be sent further information on the next steps later today, organisers announced.