As you probably already know, a number of major sporting events, including the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have had to be cancelled or postponed. It’s certainly a bit disappointing, but all absolutely necessary. However, it is not just sporting events that have been cancelled or temporarily suspended, there are also a number of other big international happenings that have taken a back seat for now. Fortunately, we can still enjoy TV, movies, music and online casino games, so we have plenty of entertainment options regardless.
But for now, let’s take a look at some of the events that have been put on ice:
What would the world do without Justin Bieber and Shania Twain? Be sad, of course, which is why many were distraught that these two major music artists have officially pushed back their highly anticipated tours.
Shania Twain has pushed her ‘Let’s Go!’ tour from April to August, and it is now due to run until December. Justin Bieber was less specific about when things would get back on track and has officially suspended all performance dates for 2020 so far.
Other major tours that were suspended or cancelled include Harry Styles, who has simply stated he will not be performing again until 2021, as well as the Jonas Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, and Kelly Clarkson, all of which did not provide a specific return date. Many stars however have taken to the internet to live stream concerts, so music fans have had some consolation.
It hasn’t just been musicians that have had to cancel or postpone events. Other major festivals have also had to make hasty changes. One notable event that has been struggling to make an official decision is the Cannes Film Festival. Initially it seemed as if the festival would only be postponed until the end of June or early July. But, with a sweeping statement by French President Emmanuel Macron that all events be held until at least mid-July, the festival was once again thrown into uncertainty.
One of the most beloved cultural festivals in the United States, Burning Man, has officially been cancelled for the year. The event normally takes place in Nevada, Black Rock Village, and is attended by tens of thousands of festivalgoers from around the world. It was announced that the whole event would be dropped for the year. Though, there is some talk of the festival going online, which should provide some consolation. How successful it will be remains to be seen.
The Edinburgh Summer Festival has not had to cancel in 70 years, but officially called off the Fringe Theatre, Jazz and Blues, Book, Military, and Tattoo festivals until 2021. The TV Festival did announce that it would go online, however, which is certainly better than a total loss.
Some other events that have had to cancel or reschedule include the Academy of Music Awards, Rock Hall of Fame Induction, Governor’s Ball, White House Correspondent’s Dinner, Netflix is A Joke Comedy Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Razzie Awards, E3, and TED 2020.
Television And Film
The film and television industry have not escaped either, with a number of premiers and screenings being officially rescheduled, and production halted almost across the board. The more notable series and movies that are on hold include A Quiet Place Part 2, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Wonder Woman 1984, The Walking Dead, and Black Widow. Thankfully, most of these films have already been given new release dates for later in the year, so film buffs have a lot to look forward to.