• Events are being canceled and postponed worldwide to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which emerged in Wuhan, China, late last year and was labeled a pandemic by WHO in March.
  • Countries across the world are enacting lockdown restrictions: Italy placed a 6 p.m. curfew on its citizens and banned all nonessential activities, France is prohibiting people from leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary, and President Trump is encouraging Americans to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • South by Southwest, the annual media festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled March 6 because of the outbreak. Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16, and the Kentucky Derby was rescheduled to September 5.
  • Many other noteworthy events, from conferences to festivals to sporting events, have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus, including Facebook’s annual F8 conference and the World Athletics Indoor Championships.
  • Here’s a round-up of major events that have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak so far.
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The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was rescheduled to September 24-27.

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Source: Bonnaroo


The iHeartRadio Music Awards, slated to take place on March 29 in Los Angeles, has been indefinitely postponed, and ticket holders are being issued refunds.

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Source: iHeartRadio


The Jonas Brothers canceled their eight performance residency scheduled for April at the Park MGM in Las Vegas.

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The Rolling Stones postponed their upcoming ‘No Filter’ North America tour scheduled to kick off in San Diego on May 8.

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Source: Billboard


The Eurovision Song Contest was canceled for the first time since it began 64 years ago.

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Glastonbury 2020, scheduled to take place in June, was also canceled. Organizers said that already purchased tickets will roll over to the 2021 festival.

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Source: BBC


The Kentucky Derby was postponed from its original date of May 2 and rescheduled for September 5.

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Source: The Kentucky Derby


The Boston Marathon was postponed from its original date of April 20 to September 14.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has banned gatherings of more than 500 people in New York. This affects Broadway shows, which will remain suspended through at least April 12.

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Source: New York Times


The New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade scheduled for March 17 was canceled, and the organizers indicated they hope to celebrate the parade at a later date.

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Source: ABC


The remainder of the NBA season was suspended after a player on the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus. A second teammate later also tested positive.

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Source: CBS Sports


The NHL then postponed the rest of its season.

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Source: Insider


MLB announced it was delaying the start of the 2020 season for at least two weeks.

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Source: ESPN


SXSW was canceled on March 6 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

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Source: Business Insider


Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16 because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.

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Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez was canceled. They are offering full refunds to those who had tickets, as well as discounts on future festivals.

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E3, the video game convention set to take place in Los Angeles in June, was also canceled.

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Pearl Jam postponed the first leg of its tour, which includes shows in the US and Canada. The shows haven’t been rescheduled yet.

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Avril Lavigne postponed her Asia tour, which included stops in China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

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Source: Avril Lavigne


Miley Cyrus pulled out as the headliner of the World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert in Australia, prompting the event to be canceled.

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Source: Miley Cyrus


Adobe canceled its annual live summit because of growing concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the entire event will take place online.

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Source: Adobe


TED 2020 was originally supposed to held in Vancouver on April 20-24 but was postponed to July 20-26. The organizers said they might decide to hold the conference virtually.

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Source: Global News


REV’d Up Media Summit will also take place online.

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Himss, a health-technology conference in Orlando, Florida, was also canceled.

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Source: CNBC


Several major corporate conferences have been canceled or postponed because of the outbreak, including F8, Facebook’s annual conference for developers. F8 is Facebook’s biggest event of the year, and it’s set to be replaced with local events and livestreamed content.

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Source: Business Insider


Facebook also canceled its annual Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco, which was supposed to host 5,000 people.

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The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, which is the biggest smartphone conference of the year, was canceled after major companies including LG, Amazon, Sony, Ericsson, Facebook, Nvidia, MediaTek, Sprint, and Vivo pulled out of the event because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Workday’s annual internal sales conference will be a virtual event, as the in-person conference was canceled because of the outbreak.

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The Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco was canceled because of the outbreak after major companies like Sony and Microsoft pulled out of the event.

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Source: Vice


EmTech Asia, a conference in Singapore about business and technology, has been postponed to August because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.

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Google News Initiative Global Summit, Google’s annual news conference, was canceled because of the outbreak.

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Source: CBS News


The Trump administration postponed the ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas, which connects the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.

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Source: Inc., CBS News


Shopify canceled its annual developer conference, Unite, because of the outbreak.

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Source: Financial Post


Semi, which is a global organization that includes companies that are vendors of semiconductor production systems and materials, canceled its Semicon conventions in Korea and China over concerns about the coronavirus.

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Source: EE Times


It’s not just conferences that are getting canceled and postponed — Tokyo’s cherry-blossom festival was canceled because of the outbreak …

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… and so was Okinawa’s Azalea Festival.

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Source: Okinawa Stripes


Ultra Music Festival, which takes place in July in Miami, was also canceled over growing concerns about the coronavirus.

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Source: Variety


Venice authorities canceled the last two days of the major Venice Carnival because of the outbreak.

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Source: Business Insider


Several St. Patrick’s Day parades across Ireland were canceled because of the outbreak.

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Source: BBC


Several fashion shows for Paris and Milan’s fashion weeks were canceled, including Giorgio Armani’s.

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Source: The Guardian, The Cut, WWD


Shanghai Fashion Week will still go on, but instead of in-person with a live audience, the event will be livestreamed online.

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Source: US News


Other sporting events have been affected as well. Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because of the outbreak.

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Source: Business Insider


The LPGA canceled three tournaments in Asia because of concerns about the coronavirus …

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Source: Reuters


… and the PGA Tour Series-China was canceled.

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Source: Reuters


Similarly, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed until 2021.

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Source: Reuters


FIFA postponed the Asia qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The matches have not been rescheduled yet.

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Source: FIFA


The Dalai Lama has canceled all public events indefinitely because of the outbreak.

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Source: The New York Times