Governors Ball 2020 has been canceled due to coronavirus, organizers announced on Thursday (March 26).
Tame Impala, Flume and Vampire Weekend were set to headline the NYC festival, along with performances from Miley Cyrus, Missy Elliott, Solange and more.
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Governors Ball 2020 due to COVID-19,” organizers said in a statement. “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. The well-being of our fans, artists, staff, vendors, partners, and the surrounding NYC community is always our #1 priority.”
They went on to add, “Over the past few weeks, we have gone to great lengths to find a postponement date that works for all parties involved. Due to a myriad of planning and logistical issues, we have come to the conclusion that there are no sufficient options available to us. We are pushing ahead, and are already jumping into plans 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.”