Gigs Cancellation and Postponement Guide

Sadly, with the Coronavirus outbreak, a lot of gigs and festivals are being postponed or cancelled. Fortunately, some gigs are just being postponed but others are being cancelled and refunds issued. A lot of festivals are trying to reschedule dates and these will be reviewed at a later date depending on the situation at that time.

We’ve put together a guide of the rescheduled and cancelled shows and will show you how you can get a refund. 

These are the currently announced shows, this will be updated as more festivals and shows reschedule. 

Cancelled Festivals

Some festivals have sadly been forced to cancel, including arguably the UK’s biggest festival Glastonbury. The reason a lot of festivals get cancelled is because of the time it takes to build these mini-cities. If you’re looking for a refund, contact the ticket provider. If you booked through See Tickets, contact the See Tickets customer services number. Here’s a list of some of the cancelled festivals:

April

  • Stockton Calling – tickets can either be refunded or rolled over to 2021

May

  • Radio 1’s Big Weekend
  • All Point’s East Festival
  • The Great Escape – tickets can either be refunded or rolled over to 2021

June

  • Glastonbury Festival – tickets can either be refunded or rolled over to 2021
  • Download Festival – tickets can either be refunded or rolled over to 2021
  • Isle of Wight Festival – contact will be made regarding refund
  • Parklife Festival – tickets can either be refunded or rolled over to 2021
  • Liam Gallagher at Heaton Park

Rescheduled Festivals

A lot of smaller, independent festivals have rescheduled for a later date in the year in the hope the festivals will go ahead. A majority of July and August festivals are aiming to go ahead but May and June’s festivals are looking to reschedule. Here’s a list of the festivals that have already rescheduled and their new dates:

April

  • Are you Listening? – rescheduled to October 10th

May

  • Neighbourhood Weekender – rescheduled to September 5th – 6th
  • Slam Dunk Festival – rescheduled to September 5th – 6th
  • This is Tomorrow – rescheduled to August 14th – 16th
  • Let’s Rock the Moors – rescheduled to September 19th
  • Let’s Rock Norwich – rescheduled to September 26th
  • Let’s Rock Wales – rescheduled to September 19th
  • Bearded Theory – rescheduled to September 10th – 13th
  • Liverpool Sounds of the City – rescheduled to September 25th – 27th
  • Teddy Rocks – rescheduled to September 18th – 20th

Unfortunately, this list is likely to expand over time but for now, these are the festivals that have confirmed. 

Festivals currently still going ahead as planned

There are a number of festivals that are still going ahead as planned. This, of course, could change over time but for now, here are the festivals confirmed:

July

  • TRNSMT Festival
  • British Summertime Festival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Y Not Festival

August

  • Reading and Leeds Festival
  • Creamfields
  • Boomtown Fayre
  • Edinburgh Summer Sessions
  • Victorious Festival
  • This is Tomorrow Festival (rescheduled)

September

  • Slam Dunk Festival (rescheduled)
  • Neighbourhood Weekender (rescheduled)

You can find a full list of cancelled and postponed festivals, click the link.

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Concerts Rescheduled

A large number of UK tours have been rescheduled to later in the year or 2021. Refunds are available for most shows if you’re unable to attend. Tickets also remain valid for the updated dates. Here’s a list of some of the rescheduled shows, you can see a full list over at Ticketmaster.

  • Bon Iver – rescheduled to January 2021
  • Harry Styles – rescheduled to Spring 2021
  • Blossoms – rescheduled to August 2020
  • Sam Fender – rescheduled to September 2020
  • Camila Cabello – dates TBC
  • McFly – rescheduled to October and November 2020
  • The Who – dates TBC
  • David Gray – rescheduled to 2021
  • Craig David – rescheduled to April 2021
  • Simple Minds – rescheduled to February 2021
  • Pussycat Dolls – rescheduled to October 2020
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – rescheduled to October 2020
  • Evanescence and Within Temptation – new date TBC
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – new date TBC
  • Dua Lipa – rescheduled to January 2021
  • Barry Manilow – rescheduled to August 2020
  • André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra – rescheduled to September 2020
  • Snoop Dogg – new date TBC
  • Elbow – rescheduled to September 2020
  • Gerry Cinnamon – rescheduled to September 2020
  • Parkway Drive – rescheduled to November 2020
  • Avril Lavigne – new date TBC

Fortunately, so far there have been no major concert cancellations but this may change over time so keep an eye on this page for more information.

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How do I claim a refund for cancelled shows or festivals?

To claim a refund you need to message the ticket seller directly. Here they’ll be able to help you with any refund details and show you the next steps you need to take to get your money back. If you booked through See Tickets, you can contact the See Tickets customer services team and they’ll be able to issue you a refund.

Keep an eye on festival Twitter feeds and venue websites to find out if any other shows and festivals are cancelled over time. This is where you can find the most up to date news. Also, check out ticket provider websites to find all the refund information.