C2C: Country to Country 2020 festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus

12 March 2020, 19:08 | Updated: 17 March 2020, 14:35

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By Tom Eames

This year's C2C: Country To Country festival has been cancelled in the UK and Ireland, due to several acts pulling out amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The 2020 edition of the annual country music festival was due take place at London's O2 venue across the weekend, but following recent developments, it has been decided to postpone the event indefinitely.

Eric Church, Darius Rucker, The Shires and Luke Combs were among the big name acts who were due to appear in London this weekend.

Old Dominion had already pulled out due to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis around the world.

The news follows US President Donald Trump's recent announcement that America would not be allowing any flights to or from Europe.

An official statement confirmed that the festival is likely to be rescheduled, advising ticket holders to keep hold of their tickets.

The statement read: “Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19 and the changing nature of travel policies in other countries alongside possible extended future restrictions, it is with regret that Country to Country Festival 2020 – London, Dublin and Glasgow – is being postponed.

"Ticket holders are advised to hold onto their tickets. More information will be announced in the coming days on the rescheduled event.

"Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time.

"C2C and its organisers apologise wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out."