The organizers of Governors Ball 2020 announced on Thursday that they have canceled the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Governors Ball 2020 due to COVID-19,” the Gov Ball team posted on their website.
“Simply put – due to current government mandates and the evolving situation in NYC, it is neither safe nor prudent to move forward with our June dates,” they added. “The well-being of our fans, artists, staff, vendors, partners, and the surrounding NYC community is always our #1 priority.”
The team wrote further that they discussed at great length finding a postponement date that will work for everyone concerned but could not find sufficient options due to planning and logistical issues, and hence begun planning for 2021.
“These are crazy and unprecedented times, but New Yorkers are no strangers to challenges,” the statement concluded. “As a city and a community, we will all get through this. New York always does. Now is the time to be smart, look out for one another, and do our part to help the city and the world. We encourage everyone to listen to health officials, be safe, and be excited for the future when we are all on the other side of this. We send all of you our love and support, and we will see you in June 2021.”
Tame Impala, Flume and Vampire Weekend were set to headline the annual New York City festival, which was scheduled to take place from June 5 to 7. Stevie Nicks, Missy Elliott, Solange, Miley Cyrus and Carley Rae Jepsen were among the other artists slated to perform at the festival.
The website also notes that those who have purchased tickets to this year’s event can either request a refund or transfer their tickets to next year’s festival.
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