The COVID Shuffle: 2020 festival cancellations and postponements

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the globe, festival producers have made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel many upcoming festivals and events. We’re currently seeing most events originally scheduled in March through June cancel or announce new dates, but it’s not yet clear how long the coronavirus threat will impact the summer festival season.

There are some exceptions, but most organizers are offering refunds or are honoring tickets for rescheduled dates. Please check the festival’s official website or ticketing partner to confirm.

Below is a growing list of the electronic-focused festivals who’ve made announcements on their current status. We’ll update this list as new announcements are made, which is typically daily.

List updated as of Sat., April 4, 2020.

SXSW Music Festival – Austin, Tex.

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
March 13-22, 2020

Get Lucky – Seattle, Wash.

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
March 13-14, 2020
Notes: Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for passes to Das Energi Festival.

Tomorrowland Winter – Alpe d’Huez, France

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
March 14-21, 2020

Miami Music Week – Miami, Fla.

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
March 16-22, 2020

Ultra Music Festival – Miami, Fla.

Status: Postponed to 2021
Original Dates:
March 20-22, 2020
New Dates: TBA (presumably March 2021)
Notes: Ultra is not offering refunds, but will honor 2020 tickets at the 2021 event.

Beyond Wonderland SoCal – San Bernadino, Calif.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
March 20-21, 2020
New Dates: June 19-20, 2020
Notes: Offering a virtual festival livestream via Insomniac on Youtube on March 20 and 21.

BUKU Music + Art Project – New Orleans, La.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
March 20-21, 2020
New Dates: Labor Day Weekend
Notes: Exact rescheduled dates are not yet known. The festival has only referenced “Labor Day Weekend” (Sept. 4-7).

Coachella Music & Arts Festival – Indio, Calif.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
April 10-12, 2020 and April 17-19, 2020
New Dates: Oct. 9-11, 2020 and Oct. 16-18, 2020
Notes: Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the postponed dates.

Ubbi Dubbi Festival – Arlington, Tex.

Status: Cancelled / Combined with Freaky Deaky Houston
Original Dates:
April 18-19, 2020
New Dates: Oct. 30-31, 2020
Notes: Ubbi Dubbi in Dallas/Ft. Worth is cancelled, but tickets will be good for entry to Freaky Deaky Texas in Houston.

Desert Hearts – Los Coyotes Indian Reservation, Calif.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
April 23-27, 2020
New Dates: Oct. 22-26, 2020

Fortress Festival – Ft. Worth, Tex.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
April 25-26, 2020
New Dates: TBA

Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) – Las Vegas, Nev.

Status: Postponed.
Original Dates:
May 15-17, 2020
New Dates: Oct. 2-4, 2020
Notes: EDC Week will also move to the week surrounding the new Oct. dates.

Lightning in a Bottle – Lake Buena Vista, Calif.

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
May 20-25, 2020

Seismic Dance Event – Austin, Tex.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
May 22-23, 2020
New Dates: Nov. 13-15, 2020

Movement Music Festival – Detroit, Mich.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
May 23-25, 2020
New Dates: Sept. 11-13, 2020

Summer Camp Music Festival – Chillicothe, Ill

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
May 22-24, 2020
New Dates: Aug. 21-23, 2020

Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, Ark.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
June 4-7, 2020
New Dates: TBA

Bonnaroo Music & Art Festival – Manchester, Tenn.

Status: Postponed
Original Dates:
June 11-14, 2020
New Dates: Sept. 24-27, 2020
Notes: Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the postponed dates.

Firefly Music Festival – Dover, Del.

Status: Cancelled
Original Dates:
June 18-21, 2020

Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, Mich.

Status: Proceeding as scheduled
Original Dates:
June 25-28, 2020
Notes: So far, Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events are proceeding with plans for Electric Forest 2020.

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