C2C 2020 postponed following COVID-19 pandemic & US travel ban

C2C 2020

C2C 2020 has been postponed following a mixture of the ever-growing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and President Donald Trump’s recently imposed travel ban.
President Trump made the decision late on March 11 to ban all travel from Europe apart from the UK in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in America, which sent artists into mass panic as they – and those touring in Europe – had until midnight US time on March 13 to return home.
As such, artists such as Brett Young (via his drummer), Gabby Barrett, Kassi Ashton, Willie Jones, Kylie Morgan and others announced on their social media that they would either be immediately returning to the US or had already gone home and as such, would not be performing at C2C.
The mass uncertainty created by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is also something that played a part, as the possibility of a ban on mass gatherings as a result of COVID-19 would have also been considered – though in the end, the Prime Minister stated that UK citizens should merely avoid mass gatherings, rather than ban them outright.
As such – and with many of the artists on their way home or home already – C2C 2020 had little choice but to postpone or cancel and ended up opting for the former, with news of rescheduled dates to come in due course.
Speaking in a statement, the C2C 2020 organisers explained their stance and offered their apologies, while also stating that ticket holders should keep hold of their tickets for the foreseeable future.
“Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the changing nature of travel policies in other countries alongside possible extended future restrictions, it is with regret that Country to Country Festival 2020 – London, Dublin and Glasgow – is being postponed,” the statement read. “Ticket holders are advised to hold onto their tickets. More information will be announced in the coming days on the rescheduled event.
“Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. C2C and its organisers apologise wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out.”

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