As the virus spreads around the world, major events that draw visitors from all over the globe are feeling its effects.
Tomorrowland is cancelling its Winter edition this year, amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
“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 announced on Facebook just moments ago.
Tomorrowland Winter was due to take place between March 14 – 21 this year at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort in France, and was set to host some of the biggest names in electronic dance music including Armin van Buuren, Vini Vici, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Charlotte de Witte, Oliver Heldens, W&W, Coone, Da Tweekaz and many more.
“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,” organisers revealed to fans.
The news comes after a string of other high-profile events have been scrapped because of the virus including Ultra Abu Dhabi and Ultra’s flagship festival in Miami has reportedly been cancelled this March due to rising concerns, according to Miami Herald.
All Tomorrowland Winter 2020 ticket holders will be contacted personally by organisers later today via e-mail and within the Tomorrowland Account, regarding the next steps.