Coronavirus update: 30-day ban on travel from EU to US, Berlin’s Berghain cancels events until April


We are all witnessing how coronavirus is changing the music scene. And not just the music scene… The virus is changing the way of life of many, the way we travel and choose what to eat or what to do.

Here is the latest update spreading the media about the electronic music scene:

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• President Trump stated thay the United States will issue a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the US, excluding the United Kingdom as well as US citizens.

• Austrian festival Snowbombing has been called off after “discussions with the Austrian authorities.”

• Berlin club Berghain has cancelled all its “self-produced” events until April 20th. Read more about how the Berlin scene is affected here.

• Geneva is cancelling all events between 100 and 1,000 people, with authorizations granted “under certain conditions.”

• Catalonia, the Spanish region home to Barcelona, has banned all indoor and outdoor events with 1,000 people or more.

• Swiss festival Caprices Presents Modernity has pushed back its two-weekend April event to September.

• Dublin Digital Radio has cancelled this weekend’s Alternating Current event at The Sound House.

• Though Berlin authorities yesterday announced the closure of state-run theaters and concert halls until at least April 19th, Mayor Michael Müller has since delayed the city-wide ban on all smaller, privately run venues, including nightclubs: “Not every event harbors the same risks of infection.”

• Goldenvoice announced Coachella will be rescheduled to fall.

• Estonian festival and conference Tallinn Music Week has been postponed, moving from March 25th to 29th to August 26th to 30th.

• Winter Music Conference has been resheduled.

• Dark Mofo has become the first major Australian festival to be called off due to COVID-19. ABC reports the 13-day Tasmanian event will be moved to June 2021.


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