The festival and live music industries have taken a massive hit since the coronavirus outbreak from canceling Austin’s South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival to rescheduling the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals. To help everyone stay on top of things, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has put together a comprehensive list at www.sickfestivals.com, updated daily. Sickfestivals.com is a new free service that lets music fans track which festivals have been canceled or postponed. In case fans have already bought tickets and made travel arrangements, they can hopefully cancel in time to get a refund.
Realizing that music festivals are announcing cancelations or postponing dates on a daily basis, Sickfestivals.com keeps their database up to date. The service monitors around 5,000 festivals worldwide and lets you know which ones are canceled or postponed, so you can plan accordingly. The data is sourced from Viberate’s massive global database of artists, venues, events, and festivals. Currently, they’ve identified 141 canceled and 185 postponed festivals.
“The damage will go into billions,” explains Viberate’s founder and CEO Matej Gregorcic: “The production costs of a mega festival often exceed $100M. Our service monitors around 5,000 festivals, and more than 300 have already announced they will cancel or postpone. Festivals that have been canceled in time probably won’t get hit too badly. Fans, however, will. Mostly emotionally, but if they don’t cancel their travel arrangements in time, it can also hit their wallets. Here’s where we come in with our info on canceled festivals, updated daily.”
Through the SickFestival.com site you can also report if a festival is missing or if you know first hand said festival is missing from their database.
Viberate was founded by the world-famous DJ UMEK and his management. Today, the company employs over 100 people worldwide and aims to become “the IMDb of music.” For more information about Vibrate please visit: https://www.viberate.com/.
Source: Sickfestival.com, https://www.viberate.com/