Popular music festival Austin City Limits has been forced to cancel their 2020 event.
The annual festival, which welcomed well over 75,000 music fans last year, has been forced to reschedule plans until next year amid the current health crisis.
“Few events are rooted in – and embody – the soul of this city like ACL Festival and their hard decision for the greater good is applauded,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a tweet. “While the show won’t go on this year, there are many ways to support local musicians while we all look forward to the 20th Anniversary next year.”
“We would have loved to put on another memorable show this year, however, with the uncertainty surrounding the current situation in Texas, this decision is the only responsible solution,” The festival organisers said in an official statement.
“The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff, and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority.”
See the full statement, below.