Tomorrowland Winter Edition Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears

Tomorrowland Winter
– Tomorrowland Winter
The Tomorrowland offshoot in the L’Alpe d’Huez territory in France premiered last year.

France is one of several European countries that have banned events that exceed a certain capacity. Tomorrowland Winter is the latest event to suffer the consequences.
Some 30,000 visitors were expected to attend the Winter edition of the famous EDM brand in the French skiing destination Alpe d’Huez, March 14-21. 
However, since the French government has banned events with more than 5,000 attendants from going ahead, promoter We Are One World published the following statement on their website, March 5:
“In the beginning of February the build-up of Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d’Huez started. Today, it is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you that the French Government has decided to cancel this year’s edition (March 14 -21). 
“Since Saturday we were in close contact with the French Government about the impact of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and we finally received their official decision.
“The French Government is taking drastic measures regarding the COVID-19 virus in France. Therefore they are enforcing the cancellation of large events, bringing together people from different nationalities on closed festival grounds and event locations.
The skiing resort will remain open to regular skiing visitors, as pointed out in the statement:
“The ski area of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski (Alpe d’Huez, Oz en Oisans, Vaujany, Auris and Villard Reculas) will remain open for all visitors, including all normal activities (ski lifts, slopes, bars, restaurants…), just like all other ski-resorts in France.”
Ticket buyers for Tomorrowland Winter will have been contacted by now regarding the refunding their tickets. Pollstar has reached out to We Are One World for additional comment.