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

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Updated June 30 with the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 2.3 million people in the United States and killed at least 120,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a…

Updated June 30 with the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season

Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 2.3 million people in the United States and killed at least 120,000 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: Locarno Film Festival


Location: Switzerland


Original Date: August 5-15


Rescheduled: No, but launched “Locarno 2020 – Future of Films Initiative

Event: Beijing International Film Festival


Location: Beijing


Original Date: April 19-26


Rescheduled: Online fest to stream on iQIYI beginning May 1

Event: Karlovy Vary Film Festival


Location: Czech Republic


Original Date: July 3-11


Date canceled: April 27


Rescheduled: July 2-10, 2021

Event: Comic-Con


Location: San Diego


Original date: July 23-26


Date canceled: April 17


Rescheduled? Yes, to July 22-25, 2021

Event: Cannes Film Festival


Location: Cannes, France


Original date: May 12-23


Date rescheduled: April 14


Rescheduled? Yes, TBD time and format

Event: Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, Critics Week


Location: Cannes, France


Original dates: May 13-23


Date canceled: April 15


Rescheduled? No, but organizers are “looking at the best way to keep on supporting the films submitted”

Event: Annecy Animation Film Festival


Location: Annecy, France


Original date: June 15-20


Date canceled: April 7


Rescheduled? Event will be digital-only

Event: Wondercon


Location: Anaheim, California


Original date: April 10-12


Rescheduled: Yes, March 26-28, 2021

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: Pitchfork Music Festival


Location: Union Park, Chicago


Original Date: July 17-19


Date canceled: May 6


Rescheduled: No

Event: Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour


Location: North America


Original date: May 22-July 8


Date canceled: April 23


Rescheduled: 2021 TBD

Event: Against Me! 2020 spring tours


Location: U.S. and Europe


Original date: Beginning May 1


Date canceled: April 17


Rescheduled? TBD

Event: Taylor Swift’s “Lover Fest” Shows


Location: U.S. and Europe


Original date: Summer 2020


Date canceled: April 17


Rescheduled? Yes, for 2021

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: Stereolab 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

Event: Burning Man


Location: Nevada’s Black Rock Desert


Original Dates: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7


Date Canceled: April 11


Rescheduled? Organizers plan to hold a virtual online-only event.

Television

Production has been suspended or delayed on nearly every show.

Event: Peabody Awards


Location: Los Angeles


Original date: June 18


Date postponed: March 25


Rescheduled? No

Event: Television Critics Association 2020 Summer Press Tour


Location: Pasadena, Calif.


Original date: Late July to mid August


Date postponed: May 1


Rescheduled? No

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: 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: Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks


Location: Louisville, Ky.


Original date: May 3


Date postponed: March 16


Rescheduled? Yes, Sept. 1-5

Event: NFL 2020 Hall of Fame game


Location: Canton, Oh.


Original date: August 6


Date canceled: June 25

Event: New York Marathon


Location: New York City


Original date: November 2020


Date canceled: June 24

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: Tour de France


Location: France


Original date: June 27 – July 19


Date postponed: April 14


Rescheduled: August 29 – September 20

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

Event: Little League World Series


Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania


Original Date: Aug. 20-30


Date Canceled: April 30


Rescheduled? No

Event: Minor League Baseball


Location: Nationwide


Original Date: April


Date Canceled: June 30


Rescheduled? No

Miscellaneous

Event: White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Location: Washington, D.C.


Original date: April 25


Date canceled: June 23


Rescheduled? No

Event: NYC Pride


Location: New York City


Original date: June 14-28


Date canceled: April 20


Rescheduled? No

Event: Anime Expo


Location: Los Angeles


Original date: July 2-5


Date canceled: April 17


Rescheduled? July 2-5, 2021

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

Event: Scripps National Spelling Bee


Location: Washington, D.C.


Original date: May 28


Date Canceled: April 21


Rescheduled? No

Tech

Event: GDC Summer Conference


Location:  San Francisco


Original date: August 4-6


Date postponed: April 30


Rescheduled? Now an online-only event

Event: Esports World Open


Location: Tokyo


Original date: July 22-24


Date postponed: April 17


Rescheduled? No

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

Event: Burning Man Festival – Build of Black Rock City


Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada


Original date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7


Rescheduled: Will be virtual on a date TBD

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