SXSW cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns

SXSW cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns

Posted on by HighRoad Staff

SXSW cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns

South By Southwest (or SXSW), the annual, Austin, Texas based music festival, has been cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus. Prior to the announcement, multiple artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails pulled out, citing Coronavirus as the reason. The final nail in the coffin came when Austin mayor Steve Adler issued an order than effectively cancelled the festival, stating “There was no path forward that would mitigate the risk enough to protect our community.”
 In an official statement, SXSW said “SXSW will faithfully follow the city’s directions. We are devastated to share this news with you,” it reads. “‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place.” 
 The festival was scheduled to begin next week.
South By Southwest (or SXSW), the annual, Austin, Texas based music festival, has been cancelled for the first time in 34 years due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus. Prior to the announcement, multiple artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Beastie Boys and Nine Inch Nails pulled out, citing Coronavirus as the reason. The final nail in the coffin came when Austin mayor Steve Adler issued an order than effectively cancelled the festival, stating “There was no path forward that would mitigate the risk enough to protect our community.”
 In an official statement, SXSW said “SXSW will faithfully follow the city’s directions. We are devastated to share this news with you,” it reads. “‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place.” 
 The festival was scheduled to begin next week.

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