Austin Cancels SXSW Festival Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
The city of Austin, Texas, announced Friday that it is canceling South by Southwest amid health concerns over the current coronavirus outbreak.
The annual media festival, known as SXSW, was scheduled to kick off on March 13. The organizers said they hope to reschedule the event, which features film, music, technology, political and cultural experiences over a 10-day period.
“We are devastated to share this news with you. ‘The show must go on’ is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place,” festival organizers said in a statement.
[Source: Huffington Post]