Supersonic Festival is the latest event axed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers of The International experimental music & art festival based in Birmingham said: “We are heartbroken to inform you that Supersonic Festival 2020 will be cancelled, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
The event, which was due to move to a new home in Digbeth on July 17-19, had revealed their first batch of artists for the 2020 edition a few weeks ago.
Produced by Capsule, it originally started as a one-day event in Birmingham in 2003.
Following a sell-out fifteenth anniversary edition last year, it has since been named as the UK’s premier experimental music festival.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen the cancellation of many mass gatherings including several sporting events, concerts and festivals, with Glastonbury amongst the biggest ones to go.
With the number of cases reaching over 11,500, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered UK citizens to stay at home and only leave their house for essential shopping or for exercise once a day.
He’s also advised people to work from home if they can. This advice is expected to be upheld for a minimum of three weeks.
For advice on how to keep safe, follow the NHS guidelines.