Radio 1 have announced that their upcoming Big Weekend in Scotland is being cancelled due to the ongoing fears around coronavirus.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Radio 1 wrote: “After careful consideration we have come to the decision that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 in Dundee will not go ahead.
“This decision has been made in conjunction with the advice from the Scottish government, and while we know fans looking forward to purchasing tickets will be disappointed, it is important that we prioritise the health and safety of all those involved.”
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) March 13, 2020
The event is the latest in a long line of festivals, gigs and tours to be called off due to the ongoing pandemic.
Over the past week, Coachella has announced that it will be postponed until October, while this month’s SXSW in Austin is also off and the latest induction for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is also postponed.
NME and The 100 Club have announced a London music pop-up showcase in the wake of SXSW cancellation – get all the details here.