Hurricane & Southside 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

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Photo: Alexander Schliephake (Hurricane 2018)

Hurricane & Southside will not go ahead this summer. The organisation announces they will cancel this year’s events. The German twin festivals would have taken place from 19 to 21 June 2020.

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Hurricane & Southside explain that they cannot continue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The German government has extended its ban on events until the end of August, leaving the organisation no other option but to cancel.

The organisation writes that they will need a few days to announce what will happen to tickets for the original 2020 event.

Hurricane & Southside 2020 were due to take place between 19 and 21 June. Kings of Leon, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix and The Killers were headlining. Additionally, Rise Against, The 1975, Bring Me the Horizon, The Lumineers and more completed the line-up.

Across Europe, several festivals have already been cancelled because of the coronavirus. It is only a matter of time until more festivals will follow. While we may not be able to go to many festivals this summer, there are still shows to enjoy. Check out the Festival Concert series and our updated overview of artists’ live streams.

Hurricane & Southside 2020

Hurricane & Southside 2018
Photo: Christoph Eisenmenger (Hurricane 2018)

Hurricane & Southside Festivals are two annual music festivals in Germany. Hurricane takes place at Scheeßel near Bremen, while Southside takes place in the south of the country near Tuttlingen. The two have an identical lineup. Hurricane took place for the first time in 1997, while Southside first started two years later. The festivals are two of the largest festivals in the country with more than 50,000 people attending each one every year.

Notable fact: In 2004, David Bowie suffered from chest pain during his performance at Hurricane Festival. He was later diagnosed with a heart attack, making that performance his last full concert.

  • Location: Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany.
  • Date: 19-21 June 2020.
  • Tickets: on sale from €189 (3-day pass).
  • For more information, visit the official website.
Barbara Škrlj
Hi! :) I'm 22 years old student of Electrical Engineering currently living in a beautiful small country of Slovenia. My music taste varies with my mood and it covers all genres. I like discovering not so famous bands even if Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, The Kooks... always seems to suit. :)