Pasquale Rotella Addresses Coronavirus Concerns; Beyond Wonderland SoCal Postponed

Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2019
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Pasquale Rotella has announced that Beyond Wonderland SoCal has been postponed until June in a statement posted to his socials.

Today has seen a flurry of news surface surrounding the coronavirus as festivals continue to cancel their upcoming editions, a 30-day ban placed on travel from Europe to the US, the NBA has suspended their season, and more. Now Insomniac Events’ Founder and CEO Pasquale Rotella has released an official statement in regards to the upcoming editions of Beyond Wonderland SoCal and EDC Las Vegas.

In the statement that was posted to his social media accounts just moments ago, Rotella stated, “We’ve received word from the state and the county that we can no longer proceed with Beyond Wonderland SoCal next weekend.” Instead of canceling the show outright, they’ll be moving it to June 19-20, and the festival might now feature different artists due to scheduling. All tickets will be valid, with refund requests being honored.

Prior to the statement, California Governor Gavin Newsom released guidelines that recommend the cancellation or postponement of large-scale gatherings beyond 250 people in the state until the end of March. This morning he clarified his previous comment to make it clear that the ban was something seen as mandatory in his own eyes.

From there, he dove into updates about EDC Las Vegas. “We are moving ahead with EDC Las Vegas in May 2020. I am in communication with local government officials who are ready for the show and we have new health and safety protocols to implement at this year’s EDC…” Much like other festivals in the near future, this situation is a fluid one so please keep your notifications on for any and all updates that might surface in the coming weeks.

Read the statement from Pasquale Rotella on Facebook:

Concerns over the coronavirus have continued to rock the festival scene over the past week after the news broke that Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Tomorrowland Winter had canceled their upcoming editions. Other cancellations have come soon after including SXSW and Winter Music Conference, along with postponements of Coachella and Stagecoach.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

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