Which European festivals and events have been cancelled due to coronavirus? 

An updating list of the music and cultural festivals, and sporting events, across Europe that have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled in 2020 due to COVID-19, and those that remain unchanged (for now).

Stoke Travel Events

All Stoke events for 2020 and 2021 can be booked with risk-free €1 deposits. Make travel plans during lockdown. 

Barcelona Boat Parties

The Barcelona Boat Parties are scheduled to go ahead in June, pending the Spanish government’s regulations regarding group gatherings. Book your Barcelona Boat Party now with risk-free €1 deposits. 

San Sebastian Surf Camp

Currently open, for whoever can make it there. If you’re able to get yourself to Bilbao, or San Sebastian, then come on down to the surf camp, we’re surfing every day, hiking in the national park that joins our property when there are no waves, skating our mini ramp, eating delicious food and drinking beers/wines/ciders and talking shit. We’ll be open until October at least, so jump on those €1 deposits. 

San Vino/The Wine Fight

It hasn’t actually been cancelled yet, but as it’s in Spain and at the end of June, we imagine that if it does go ahead it will be a socially distanced wine fight, which would be strange if not impossible. 

The Running Of The Bulls

Pamplona’s infamous bull run, and the epic San Fermin street party that we’re all about, has been cancelled for the year, offering the poor bulls a temporary reprieve. 

La Tomatina

If you looked up social distancing in the dictionary of opposites there would be a photo of La Tomatina, and so we’ll officially be waiting a year to throw tomatoes at each other’s faces. 


This one hurts bad, because we’d held out in hope that it would be going ahead later in the year, but the ever prudent German authorities decided against hosting the world’s biggest, best, most beautiful and original beer fest this year. 2021 is going to be huge (as is Springfest 2021). 


The Scottish New Year celebration is still going ahead, maybe even in a post-vaccine world, and look, we really couldn’t think of any better way to rung in the new year, and to tell coronavirus to get tae fuck, than during  a good old fashioned Edinburgh knees up. 

Sitges Carnival

Game on. 

Andorra Ski Weekenders

We had to turn our final trip of 2020 around at the border as lockdowns were announced while we were on the road! But coming off the back of an otherwise sold out season, we’ll be back in 2021 with an expanded Andorra ski trip season.  

Spring Break Ibiza

2020 was cancelled at the last minute, and so we’re damn frothing for Spring Break Ibiza 2021, because for us there’s absolutely nothing finer than partying all night and sunning all the day on the world’s number one island for unbridled hedonism. 


2020 was cancelled, which means we’ll be smashing Springfest 2021 with reckless abandon. We’re also offering free Springfest trips for health care workers from around the world, so you know it’s going to be a real vibe in Munich next April/May. 

European Festivals and Events That Have Been Cancelled For 2020

See you in 2021! 

Warning: depressing reading coming up! 

  • Running of the Bulls, Spain
  • San Vino, Spain
  • La Tomatina, Spain
  • Oktoberfest, Germany
  • Glastonbury, UK
  • Roskilde, Denmark
  • Melt Festival, Germany
  • London Fair, UK
  • Solidays, France
  • Rock En Seine, France
  • Lollapalooza, France
  • We Love Green, France
  • Mele Festival, Germany
  • Helene Beach Festival, Germany
  • Kappa Future Festival, Italy
  • Polifonic, Italy 
  • Nameless Music Festival, Italy
  • Ibiza Soca Festival, Spain
  • Lovin’ Ibiza Festival, Spain
  • The Great British Beer Festival, UK
  • Musilac Mont Blanc, France
  • Cannes Film Festival, France
  • Isle of Wight, UK
  • Rock Im Park
  • EK 2020
  • Lovebox
  • Park Life, UK
  • Bergenfest
  • Sonar, Spain
  • Solidays
  • Garorock
  • Secret Solstice
  • Awakenings
  • Breda Drijft
  • Dour Festival
  • Paleo Festival
  • Gay Pride Amsterdam
  • Dekmantel
  • Outlook Festival
  • Edinburgh Fringe
  • Paradigm Festival
  • Distortion
  • Meadows In The Mountains

European Events And Festivals That Have Been Postponed To Later In 2020

These guys plan on pushing the boat out still, just later in the year.

  • Primavera Sound, usually at the end of May, is now from the 26-30th of August
  • Tomorrowland
  • Tour de France

European Festivals And Events That Are Unchanged For 2020

Wishful thinking? Or they just haven’t made the announcement yet?

  • Hogmanay, UK
  • Sziget, Hungary
  • ADE, The Netherlands
  • Mysterylands, The Netherlands
  • Awakenings, The Netherlands
  • Wireless, UK
  • Berlinale, Germany
  • Volt Festival
  • Wireless Festival
  • Mad Cool
  • NOS alive
  • BBK
  • Exit Festival
  • Ultra Europe
  • Benicassim 
  • Creamfields
  • Reading and Leeds Festival
  • SW4
  • Rise Festival

Obviously this list is constantly changing, so please excuse us if we’re not up-to-date. And don’t forget to book your San Sebastian Surf Camp, and Barcelona Boat Party 2020, for €1… or we’ll see you in 2021!


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