Festivals and Big Event may not return until 2021


The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on live music and events might be more long-lasting than initially feared.

While many festivals, including Coachella, Dekmantel’s Lente Kabinet, Primavera Sound and Kala, are choosing to postpone until August, September and October instead of outright cancelling for the year, recent warnings from experts and government officials are challenging that strategy, as RA reports.

In an April 10th interview with the New York Times Magazine, bioethicist Dr. Zeke Emanuel discussed how reinstating previous norms must be done “in stages.” “Larger gatherings—conferences, concerts, sporting events—when people say they’re going to reschedule this conference or graduation event for October 2020, I have no idea how they think that’s a plausible possibility,” he said. “I think those things will be the last to return. Realistically, we’re talking fall [September through November] 2021 at the earliest.”

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