Entertainment Industry Events Canceled & Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Daniel Craig in "No Time to Die"

The entertainment industry has suffered some major losses because of the global impact of the coronavirus. Many major events, including concerts, television productions, film festivals, and movie releases, have been postponed or canceled. Here’s a list of some of the many events that have been affected by the coronavirus. We expect this list to continue growing over the next few weeks.


  • All theatres in mainland China, Milan, and Italy have been closed
  • Mission: Impossible: Production has been delayed; it’s scheduled for a July 2021 release.
  • No Time to Die: The new James Bond movie was set to be released on April 10th in the U.S., it’s now postponed until November 25th.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, and Dolittle: Postponed indefinitely in China


  • Disney+ Launch Event: The two-day launch event won’t be taking place, instead there will be an executive briefing via webcast
  • The Amazing Race: Filming has ceased indefinitely and contestants and production were sent home
  • The Bachelorette: No episodes in Italy


  • CinemaCon 2020: Chinese exhibitors won’t attend this year
  • FILMMART 2020: Moved from late March to August 27-29
  • SXSW: Set for March 16-22 in Austin, but was canceled last Friday
  • 2020 Game Developers Conference: Set for March 16-20, but has been scrapped after many participants pulled out
  • Red Sea International Film Festival: Set for Match 12-21, but has been postponed indefinitely


  • BTS, Green DayKhalidNew OrderPentatonix, StormzyMariah Carey, Avril LavigneLouis Tomlinson, and Testament postponed tour dates in Asia, Italy, and Hawaii
  • Tomorrowland Winter 2020: Set for March 12-21, but has been canceled
  • Ultra Music Festival: Pushed back