Pitchfork Music Festival 2020 Cancelled Due To COVID-19
Written by B87FM on May 6, 2020
Pitchfork has formally reduce the wire on their 15th annual music competition this yr because of the worldwide well being disaster. The music publication introduced on Wednesday (Might sixth) that they’d be cancelling the competition, which was scheduled to happen from July 17th-19th, 2020 at Union Park in Chicago. They shared an official assertion on the matter, indicating that they nonetheless have the complete intention of bringing again the music occasion in 2021 ought to the worldwide well being scenario permit for it.
“We’re heartbroken to announce the cancellation of Pitchfork Music Pageant 2020, attributable to COVID-19,” the assertion reads. “Ticketholders might be contacted immediately through e-mail with full refund choices; thanks prematurely on your persistence and understanding as we work by way of all of this.”
“It may be fairly daunting to consider the way forward for reside music proper now,” the message continued, “however know that we’re absolutely dedicated to bringing Pitchfork Music Pageant again in 2021, if the general public well being scenario permits for it. Within the meantime, we urge everybody to observe native well being division tips. We’re on this collectively, and, if all of us do our half, we’ll rejoice subsequent yr in individual. Within the meantime, we’ve plans for extra livestreams, and extra methods to make use of the complete weight of Pitchfork to assist musicians and the group round our competition. We’re not going anyplace—keep tuned, keep optimistic, and see you quickly.”
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Bands just like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Run The Jewels, and The Nationwide had been set to headline, with acts like Danny Brown, Tierra Whack, Rapsody, Maxo Kream, and extra additionally scheduled to carry out.