Glastonbury’s 50th-anniversary festival got canceled altogether because even if the situation improves by summer the organizers are unable to build the site right now. It takes 3 months and thousands of people to make a field into a festival location with all the facilities needed. So there’s just no way they can make it happen.
Eurovision which was set to happen between May 14th and May 16 in Rotterdam also got canceled. They’ve issued a statement saying: “Over the past few weeks, we have explored many alternative options to allow the Eurovision Song Contest to go ahead.
However, the uncertainty
created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe – and the restrictions put
in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch
authorities – means the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has taken the
difficult decision to not continue with the live event as planned. The health
of artists, staff, fans and visitors, as well as the situation in the
Netherlands, Europe and the world, is at the heart of this decision.
We are very proud that the Eurovision Song Contest has united audiences every year, without interruption, for the past 64 years and we, like the millions of you around the world, are extremely saddened that it can not take place in May.”
Met Gala got postponed indefinitely. Anna Wintour issued a statement this week saying “One day that will not arrive on schedule will be the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, About Time. Due to the unavoidable and responsible decision by the Metropolitan Museum to close its doors, About Time, and the opening night gala, will not take place on the date scheduled. In the meantime, we will give you a preview of this extraordinary exhibition in our forthcoming May issue.”