Announced today, this year’s edition of Tomorrowland Winter has been canceled by the French government due to Coronavirus fears. This follows yesterday’s news of the postponement of the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Both festivals are highly visited by international visitors. Tomorrowland Winter was set to take place March 14-20 in the French Alps. While construction of the festival site had already begun in February, Tomorrowland promoters have been asked to cancel this year’s edition. You can see Tomorrowland’s full statement below.
“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 ski area of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski (Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Auris and Villard Reculas) will remain open for all visitors, including all normal activities (ski lifts, slopes, bars, restaurants…), just like all other ski resorts in France. All our visitors will be contacted personally later today, by e-mail and within the Tomorrowland Account, regarding the next steps.”