Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating)

Samson Amore, Ross A. Lincoln and Lawrence Yee

Updated April 7 with the cancellation of the Annecy Animation Film Festival scheduled for June. Organizers are planning an online event. Read more about the cancellation here.

Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 330,000 people in the United States and killed at least 9000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a busy schedule of entertainment, sports and cultural events into a virtually empty slate in the first half of 2020.

Click to see updated film, music, television, sports, tech and miscellaneous events.

Film

Theaters have closed indefinitely, leading studios to push back release dates or go the direct-to-consumer route.

Event: Annecy Animation Film Festival
Location: Annecy, France
Original date: June 15-20
Date canceled: April 7
Rescheduled? Event will be digital-only



Event: South by Southwest 2020
Location: Austin, Texas
Original date: March 13-22
Date canceled: March 6
Rescheduled? No, but films will screen online in April



Event: 40th Annual Razzie Awards
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Original date: March 14
Date canceled/postponed: March 14
Rescheduled? No, winners announced online



Event: Tribeca Film Festival
Location: New York
Original date: March 20-22
Date postponed: March 12
Rescheduled? No, select programming debuted online



Event: CineEurope Convention
Location: Barcelona
Date postponed: March 24
Rescheduled: Yes, August 3-6


Event: Produced By Conference
Location: Los Angeles
Original date: June 6-7
Date Canceled: March 20
Rescheduled? No



Postponed Event: AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews
Original Date: April 25
Date Canceled: March 7
Rescheduled? New date and air date will be announced in coming weeks


Music

Bans on large public gatherings have shut down Broadway and concert venues, though artists have begun performing their works online.

Event: Coachella 2020
Location: Indio, California
Original date: April 10-12 and April 17-19
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? Yes, October 2020



Event: Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Location: Indio, California
Original date: April 24-26
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? Yes, October 10



Event: Eurovision Song Contest
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Original date: May 12-16
Date canceled: March 18
Rescheduled? No



Event: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Original date: March 20-22
Date postponed: March 12
Rescheduled? Yes (Nov. 7, 2020) and will air 8 p.m. ET on HBO



Event: 55th Academy of Country Music Awards
Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Original date: April 5
Date postponed: March 17
Rescheduled? September 16, 2020 and will air 8 p.m. ET of CBS and CBS All Access



Postponed Event: CMT Music Awards
Original date: June 3
Date Canceled: April 3
Rescheduled? Yes, Oct. 14


Event: Boston Calling Festival
Location: Boston
Original date: May 22-24
Date canceled: March 31
Rescheduled? TBD 2021



Event: CMA Fest 2020
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
Original date: June 4-7
Date canceled: March 31
Rescheduled? June 10-13, 2021



Event: Governors Ball 2020
Location: New York City
Original date: June 5-7
Date postponed: March 26
Rescheduled? No



Event: Lovers & Friends Festival
Location: Los Angeles
Original date: May 9
Date canceled: March 27
Rescheduled? Yes, August 8



Event: Glastonbury Musical Festival
Location: Pilton, Somerset, England
Original date: June 24-28
Date canceled: March 18
Rescheduled? No



Event: Billboard Music Awards
Location: Las Vegas
Original date: April 29
Date postponed: March 17
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Bonnaroo
Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Original Date: July 11-14
Date Canceled: March 18
Rescheduled? Yes, September 2020



Event: BTS 2020 Tour
Location: North America, London, Berlin, Barcelona
Original date: April 25-26 in Los Angeles
Date canceled: March 26
Rescheduled? TBD, postponed



Event: Pussy Riot North American tour
Location: US, Canada
Original date: March 17-18
Date canceled: March 12
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Green Day, “Father of All…” tour, first leg
Location: Cities across Asia
Original date: March 2020
Date canceled: Feb. 27
Rescheduled? TBA



Event: Ultra Music Festival
Location: Miami, Florida
Original date: March 20-22, 2020
Date canceled: March 4
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: The National Japan tour
Location: Tokyo
Original date: March 17-18
Date canceled: March 2
Rescheduled? No



Event: The Pixies Asia tour
Location: Cities in Japan and China
Original date: Feb. 24-March 3
Date canceled: Feb. 23
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Sterolab China Tour
Location: Shanghai, Beijing
Original date: March 19, 21
Date canceled: Feb. 20
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Stormzy “Heavy is the Head” Asia Tour
Location: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia
Original date: March 20-21, 24, 27, 29
Date canceled: Feb. 13
Rescheduled? Postponed, TBD



Event: Korea Times Music Festival
Location: Hollywood Bowl
Original Date: April 25
Date Canceled: Feb. 26
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: BTS “Map of the Soul” Tour, South Korea Dates
Location: Olympic Stadium in Seoul
Original Date: April 11, 12, 18 and 19
Date Canceled: Feb. 27
Rescheduled? TBD



Television

Production has been suspended or delayed on nearly every show.

Event: Kids Choice Awards 2020
Location: Las Vegas
Original date: March 22
Date postponed: March 11
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Edinburgh TV Festival
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Original date: August 26-28
Rescheduled? Event will be digital-only


Event: Peabody Awards
Location: Los Angeles
Original date: June 18
Date postponed: March 25
Rescheduled? Yes (exact date TBD)



Event: National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show 2020
Location: Las Vegas
Original date: April 19-22
Date canceled: March 11
Rescheduled? No



Event: PaleyFest LA 2020
Location: The Paley Center in Los Angeles
Original date: March 13-22
Date postponed: March 11
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: MipTV
Location: Cannes, France
Original date: March 30-April 2
Date canceled: March 4
Rescheduled? No



Sports

Sports has taken a major hit domestically and internationally. Nearly all events have been canceled or postponed, including the 2020 Olympics.

Event: 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan
Location: Tokyo
Original date: July 24 – Aug 9
Date postponed: March 24
Rescheduled? July 23 – Aug 8, 2021



Event: Kentucky Derby
Location: Churchill Downs
Original date: May 2
Date postponed: March 17
Rescheduled? Sept. 5



Event: NASCAR Indy 500
Location: Indianapolis
Original date: May 24
Date postponed: March 26
Rescheduled? Aug. 23



Event: Wimbledon
Location: London
Original date: June 29-July 12
Date canceled: April 1
Rescheduled: June 28 – July 11, 2021



Event: World Surf League March events
Location: Global
Original date: Throughout March
Date postponed: March 12
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: XFL 2020 Inaugural Season
Location: Nationwide
Date Canceled: March 20
Rescheduled? No


Miscellaneous

Event: Cannes Lion Festival
Location: Cannes, France
Original date: June 22-June 26, rescheduled for October 26-30
Date canceled: April 3
Rescheduled? June 21-25, 2021



Event: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and also Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Original date: August 7-31
Date canceled: March 31
Rescheduled? TBD 2021



Event: RuPaul’s DragCon
Location: Los Angeles
Original date: May 1-3
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? No



Event: Gridiron Dinner
Location: Washington, D.C.
Original date: March 14
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? No



Event: LA Pride Parade and Pride Month events
Location: West Hollywood, Calif.
Original date: June 2020
Rescheduled? No


Event: Beijing and Shanghai Fashion Weeks
Location: Beijing, Shanghai
Original date: March 25-31
Date canceled: February 10
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Art Basel Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Original date: March 19-21
Date canceled: February 6
Rescheduled? No, online viewings instead



Postponed Event: Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
Original Date: July
Date Canceled: April 3
Rescheduled? Yes, September 29 – October 11


Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Location: Los Angeles
Original date: April 18-19
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to October 3-4



Event: Exploding Kittens’ “Burning Cat” convention
Location: Portland, Oregon
Original date: May 16-17
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? Postponed until further notice



Tech

Event: E3 2020
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown
Original date: June 11-13
Date canceled: March 11
Rescheduled? No



Event: Game Developers Conference
Location: San Francisco
Original date: March 16-20
Rescheduled? No, digital-only with a summer event planned August 4-6


Event: Riot Games 2020 Mid-Season Invitational
Location: Global
Original date: May
Date canceled: March 10
Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to July 3-19



Event: Microsoft Build conference
Location: Seattle, Washington
Original date: May 19-21
Rescheduled: Will now be digital-only


Event: FMX Visual Effects Conference
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Original date: May 5-8
Date canceled: March 3
Rescheduled? No



Event: Google I/O Conference
Location: Mountain View, California
Original date: May 12-14
Date canceled: March 3
Rescheduled? No



Event: 24th Annual Webby Awards
Location: New York City
Original date: May 11
Date Canceled: March 19
Rescheduled? No, but winners will be announced online via an “Internet celebration”



Event: Mobile World Congress Spain
Location: Barcelona
Original date: February 24-27
Date canceled: February 12
Rescheduled? No



Event: Facebook’s F8
Location: San Jose
Original date: May 5-6
Date canceled: February 27
Rescheduled? TBD, events online



Event: ESL One LA (Esports match)
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Downtown LA
Original date: May 2
Date postponed: March 12
Rescheduled? TBD



Event: Apple: Worldwide Development Conference
Location: San Jose, California
Original date: June
Rescheduled: Will now be digital-only


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