CANCELLED: SummerJam 2020 ADD

07/03 - 07/05 2020

Coronavirus! Reggae Festival & Tour Cancellations

04/15/2020 by Reggaeville

Coronavirus! Reggae Festival & Tour Cancellations

UPDATE: On April 15, the german government announced, that all large events till August 31, 2020 are forbidden. That means, there will be no festivals or touring during that time... no SummerJam, no Reggae Jam, no Ruhr Reggae Summer, etc.. some days later the governments in The Netherlands & Belgium issued the same information. Of course it's up to each festival to communicate about a cancellation or postponement, but basically the entire Festival season in Europe is off in 2020!

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) caused several cancellations recently worldwide.

The famous South by Southwest Conference & Festivals (SXSW) in Austin, Texas (USA) will not take place. It was scheduled for March 13-22, 2020. Same for the TwitchCon in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (May 2-3, 2020). The Italian soccer league (Serie A) postponed several matches, while others were played in empty stadiums and today it was announced, that all sport events till April 3 are cancelled! The second-leg of Paris Saint-Germain's last-16 Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday (March 11, 2020) will be played behind closed doors.

Now the first Reggae events are affected by Coronavirus. Unfortunately, the current situation does not look good and possibly further cancellations will follow. Julian Marley was supposed to play two concerts in Japan (March 16 - 17, 2020), but they were cancelled recently. A connection to Coronavirus wasn't mentioned.

We will keep you up to date and keep our Festival & Concert agenda as up to date as possible. Below is a list (not complete, make sure to double check all dates) of the cancelled events: 

(click on the festival name for details)

"Sadly the Coronavirus affected the Reggaeville Easter Special, too. The planned shows will not happen in April 2020. We are currently checking all options to find new dates. Stay tuned for details in the next days, including info about the already bought tickets. Thanks for your understanding!"  

"The promoters of Stepping High Festival have been paying close attention to threat posed by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. After careful consideration, the painful decision was made to suspend the festival slated for March 20 – 21, 2020 until further notice."
"We came to this decision hesitantly but given the unpredictably of this outbreak and increased cases daily in Florida. Along with the State of Medical Emergency Florida is under by Govorner DeSantis, we felt this is the right decision for our attendees. We will announce a new date in the coming weeks. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Thank you for your support! #iJAMFest will be back!!!