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Bunbury Festival is making the announcement today that they will be cancelling the 2020 edition of their event over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Organizers are cancelling this year’s festival due to the fluidity of the situation across the world. Ticket holders will be getting full refunds within 30 to 45 days.

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The festival was supposed to be taking place from June 5 to 7 in Cincinnati, OH. This year’s event had a stacked lineup featuring the likes of twenty one pilotsMelanie MartinezAngels & Airwaves and plenty more.

They revealed the lineup which also featured Oliver TreeBlackbear, and The Struts back in January.

Now, they’re making the unfortunate announcement that the event is cancelling.

They’ll be offering full refunds to anyone who has already purchased their tickets. Due to the ever-changing situation in Ohio and all across the globe, they’re cancelling to keep people safe. You can read their full statement below.

“Bunbarians,

It is with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of Bunbury Music Festival 2020 due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Because of the current government mandates and the ever changing situation in Ohio, we feel that it would not be safe or sensible to host our annual event. The health and safety of our guests, staff, artists, vendors, and partners is our main concern and not something that we take lightly.

Cancelling is the last thing that we, at PromoWest Productions, ever want to have to do and over the past month we have been closely monitoring the situation and hoping beyond hope that we would be able to proceed. Because of how circumstances have unfolded, our best option is to move forward and begin to plan ahead for 2021.

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For now, let’s continue to practice our social distancing, keep taking care of each other and keep listening to the music that holds us all together. Be safe and healthy and we will see you in 2021!

Refunds will be issued automatically within the next 30-45 days. We are still working through refund options for ticket holders that purchased tickets at the Bunbury lineup announce party. Additional details to follow.”

According to the New York Times, at the time of writing, there are a total 4450 cases of COVID-19 and 142 deaths in Ohio. The first case was reported on March 9.

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