The French Government has made the tough decision to shut down Tomorrowland Winter, which was supposed to take place next weekend, due to the worldwide coronavirus scare.
The music festival, released a statement saying:
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 festival attracts music fans from all over the globe, many of whom it will be too late for to cancel their plans. Many will still be going ahead, creating their own unofficial party at the Alpe d’Huez ski resort.