With Coronavirus cases now exceeding 1.5 million cases worldwide, and the US now leading the world in diagnoses, all music festivals scheduled for May have been forced to postpone or cancel their events altogether. Now many June festivals are now looking into whether they must follow suit for the year. As one of the summer’s most high-profile festivals, Electric Forest was rumored to be one of those in the mix.
According to multiple insider sources, the Madison House and Insomniac-produced festival had apparently begun the process of securing new dates for September 10-13. These rumors can now be confirmed. While nothing has been officially finalized, it seems the Rothbury Village Council will be meeting Thursday, April 6, at 6pm to approve Madison House’s request to postpone dates due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Slated to celebrate its tenth year in 2020, Electric Forest sold out in record time. The 2020 billing is set to feature The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Major Lazer, The Disco Biscuits, and Louis The Child as headliners, plus hundreds more.
More details will likely surface soon regarding Electric Forest’s possible postponement, including information artist retainment, refunds, and more. At the time of writing, US deaths from COVID-19 now totals almost 15,000.
Electric Forest hasn’t made a final decision on the June dates as of yet, but the festival is in the process of securing new dates on September 10th – 13th.
These dates are NOT finalized as of yet, but the pieces are moving to make it happen in the event of a postponement. 🦉
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) March 20, 2020