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C2C European Country Music Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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The C2C: Country to Country Festival has been postponed. Officials for the multi-country music festival, that was set to kick off Friday, cite the coronavirus, the changing nature of travel policies and travel bans to certain areas as the reason.

Eric Church, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker were scheduled to headline the London, Dublin and Glasgow dates of the festival beginning Friday. Countless country acts shared their disappointment of the festival postponement on social media.

“Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the changing nature of travel policies in other countries alongside possible extended future restrictions, it is with regret that Country to Country Festival 2020 – London, Dublin and Glasgow – is being postponed," festival organizers said in a statement. "Ticket holders are advised to hold onto their tickets. More information will be announced in the coming days on the rescheduled event. Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. C2C and its organizers apologize wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out.”

Last week, Old Dominion pulled out of the festival citing their own travel concerns. “We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority,” said the band in a statement posted to social media. “We are forever grateful for every opportunity we get to witness just how far our music is reaching, and we will be back across the world as soon as we can. Much love and thank you for your support.”

Earlier in the day, the Country Music Association's Songwriters Series show was cancelled "due to travel restrictions overnight." The organization said all tickets will be refunded in the social media post. CMA had no further comment.

On Thursday (March 12), Dan + Shay, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton all postponed their tours due to the coronavirus. On Wednesday, the Houston Rodeo was also canceled. Additionally, the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville was postponed until later this year and South by Southwest in Austin was canceled outright due to coronavirus. Check out a full, updating list of canceled and postponed events here.

 

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