Tomorrowland Winter officially canceled due to coronavirus
The second edition of Tomorrowland Winter event, scheduled for March 14-21, has officially been canceled due to threats of the COVID-19 virus. The announcement comes with a “heavy heart” after the festival organizers spent the weekend in close contact with the French government.
Read Tomorrowland Winter’s full statement on the situation below.
In the beginning of February the build-up of Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez started. 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 (March 14 -21). 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.
The ski area of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski (Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Auris and Villard Reculas) will remain open for all visitors, including all normal activities (ski lifts, slopes, bars, restaurants…), just like all other ski-resorts in France. All our visitors will be contacted personally later today, by e-mail and within the Tomorrowland Account, regarding the next steps.
While ticketholders are likely to get a refund for the event, the unfortunate news still leaves many would-be festivalgoers with booked travel and accommodations. With Miami’s Ultra Music Festival being canceled just yesterday for similar reasons, many are left wondering unsure of 2020’s fate as a festival season.