Here are the latest major events that have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Burning Man, and the 74th Annual Tony Awards
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. The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are delayed to 2021, and the Cannes Film Festival and the 74th Annual Tony Awards are being postponed from their original dates in May and June, respectively. South by Southwest, the annual media festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled March 6 because of the outbreak, and Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16. 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. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.The Burning Man festival will not take place in-person in Nevada. Instead, Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell said it will be held virtually in 2020, the logistics of which are still to be determined.
Source: Burning Man Journal The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to be aired on June 7th on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in New York, are being postponed to "a later date" that organizers say will be announced once Broadway reopens, potentially in mid April.
Source: Tony Awards Productions The 2020 Olympics, destination Tokyo, will be rescheduled to July 23, 2021.
Source: Business Insider Australia The Cannes International Film Festival has been postponed from its original dates of May 12-23. Organizers are discussing rescheduling the festival to June or July.
Source: Cannes The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival was rescheduled to September 24-27.
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.
Source: iHeartRadio The Jonas Brothers canceled their eight performance residency scheduled for April at the Park MGM in Las Vegas.
Source: Rolling Stone The Rolling Stones postponed their upcoming 'No Filter' North America tour scheduled to kick off in San Diego on May 8.
Source: Billboard The Eurovision Song Contest was canceled for the first time since it began 64 years ago.
Source: Eurovision Glastonbury 2020, scheduled to take place in June, was also canceled. Organizers said that already purchased tickets will roll over to the 2021 festival.
Source: BBC The Kentucky Derby was postponed from its original date of May 2 and rescheduled for September 5.
Source: The Kentucky Derby The Boston Marathon was postponed from its original date of April 20 to September 14.
Source: ABC WCVB. 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.
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.
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.
Source: CBS Sports The NHL then postponed the rest of its season.
Source: Insider MLB announced it was delaying the start of the 2020 season for at least two weeks.
Source: ESPN SXSW was canceled on March 6 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
Source: Business Insider Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16 because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Source: Coachella/Twitter, TMZ 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.
Source: Tomorrowland E3, the video game convention set to take place in Los Angeles in June, was also canceled.
Source: ArsTechnica Pearl Jam postponed the first leg of its tour, which includes shows in the US and Canada. The shows haven't been rescheduled yet.
Source: Pearl Jam/Twitter Avril Lavigne postponed her Asia tour, which included stops in China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
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.
Source: Miley Cyrus Adobe canceled its annual live summit because of growing concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the entire event will take place online.
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.
Source: Global News REV'd Up Media Summit will also take place online.
Source: Rev Himss, a health-technology conference in Orlando, Florida, was also canceled.
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.
Source: Business Insider Facebook also canceled its annual Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco, which was supposed to host 5,000 people.
Source: Vox 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.
Source: Business Insider Workday's annual internal sales conference will be a virtual event, as the in-person conference was canceled because of the outbreak.
Source: Business Insider 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.
Source: Vice EmTech Asia, a conference in Singapore about business and technology, has been postponed to August because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Source: EmTech Asia/Twitter Google News Initiative Global Summit, Google's annual news conference, was canceled because of the outbreak.
Source: CBS News The Trump administration postponed the ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas, which connects the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
Source: Inc., CBS News Shopify canceled its annual developer conference, Unite, because of the outbreak.
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.
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 ...
Source: The Points Guy ... and so was Okinawa's Azalea Festival.
Source: Okinawa Stripes Ultra Music Festival, which takes place in July in Miami, was also canceled over growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Source: Variety Venice authorities canceled the last two days of the major Venice Carnival because of the outbreak.
Source: Business Insider Several St. Patrick's Day parades across Ireland were canceled because of the outbreak.
Source: BBC Several fashion shows for Paris and Milan's fashion weeks were canceled, including Giorgio Armani's.
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.
Source: US News Other sporting events have been affected as well. Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because of the outbreak.
Source: Business Insider The LPGA canceled three tournaments in Asia because of concerns about the coronavirus ...
Source: Reuters ... and the PGA Tour Series-China was canceled.
Source: Reuters Similarly, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed until 2021.
Source: Reuters FIFA postponed the Asia qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The matches have not been rescheduled yet.
Source: FIFA The Dalai Lama has canceled all public events indefinitely because of the outbreak.
Source: The New York Times
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