Tomorrowland in France will have to wait until after the coronavirus crisis. Organizers of the electronic dance music festival announced Thursday that they have canceled the 2020 winter edition of Tomorrowland due to health concerns connected with the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus.
Tomorrowland Winter 2020 was set to run March 14-21 at the French alpine ski resort of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski. But new regulations introduced by the French government have banned all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people, as part of efforts to contain the country's coronavirus outbreak.
“Today, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the French government has decided to cancel this year’s edition,” Tomorrowland organizers announced on the festival's website Thursday. “Since Saturday we were in close contact with the French government about the impact of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and we finally received their official decision. The French government is taking drastic measures regarding the COVID-19 virus in France. Therefore they are enforcing the cancellation of large events, bringing together people from different nationalities on closed festival grounds and event locations.”