As the Delta Variant ravages the world, more and more individuals are testing positive, despite vaccination status. Among them are DJs and musicians, who risk exposure via frequent traveling. A few well-known DJs have tested positive lately, resulting in show cancellations. The latest victim is Gryffin, who was forced to cancel his upcoming show at XS in Las Vegas. However, he’s working with XS and Wynn Nightlife to reschedule the show to a later date.

Another DJ who tested positive recently is NGHTMRE, who cancelled his shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. Like Gryffin, NGHTMRE stated he was fully vaccinated and only experienced minor symptoms, but cancelled events for obvious safety reasons.

As cases continue to surge, we fear upcoming festivals and club shows will experience more artist cancellations. The future of events is still unclear, but I think we can expect to see some changes in at least in the short-term, like mandatory vaccination or testing requirements.