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Spring Awakening officially calls 2020 edition over COVID-19

Chicago-based festival Spring Awakening has been the latest among a surge of cancellations and postponements in wake of Coronavirus. Originally slated to take place June 12-14, this year’s edition was set to be the festivals tenth anniversary. Festival organizers made the tough but understandable call to postpone the celebration to 2021, promising that “one thing we are sure of is that SAMF 2021 will be the best year yet.”

Spring Awakening has a dedicated following, so the news, while expected, is still hard for many to hear. Despite only being a couple of months out, they hadn’t yet released a lineup, likely holding off in case of this very scenario. Like many festivals, they’re providing fans with the option of either requesting a refund or holding their ticket for next year’s event, with an incentive package for those who keep it. Emails with further details will be sent out to ticketholders soon.

Read the full statement below.

Featured photo: Steven Koch.