The growing coronavirus fear has really taken a toll on the dance music scene in the past few days. So far, coronavirus has taken down Ultra Music Festival Miami, Tomorrowland Winter, and just today, Road to Ultra India. However, there is still some good news among all the panic! Three of New Orlean’s (NOLA) premier festivals are still happening!
Jazz Fest, Buku, and French Quarter Fest spoke with local news today and put out statements regarding their events. Here’s what they had to say:
“In cooperation with city and state officials and local tourism agencies, the Festival is monitoring the situation carefully. We continue to prepare for a successful and safe Jazz Fest,” a spokesperson for New Orleans Jazz Fest said.
“Our plan remains the same as always: which is to ensure that everyone has a great, safe weekend at BUKU this year,” a BUKU spokesman said.
“At this time the festival is moving ahead as planned, and preparations are on track. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow official CDC recommendations. Public health and safety is our first priority, and we’ll implement whatever strategies are necessary to keep our guests safe,” an FQF spokesperson said.
So, there’s a lot of events that are still happening. BUKU takes place the same time Ultra Miami would have, so there’s an alternative in NOLA. You can purchase tickets to BUKU by clicking here.
Hopefully, we won’t see any other festival cancellations. Stay tuned for updates on festival changes due to coronavirus. And remember, wash your hands, cough into your elbow, and avoid close contact with sick people!!!