Governors Ball and Firefly both recently announced the cancellation their 2020 editions, and now another East Coast music festival is pulling the plug on 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Boston Calling announced the cancellation of its 2020 edition with a message from organizers:

After several weeks of consultation with local and state authorities, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Boston Calling 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. We are heartbroken; however, the health and safety of our audience, artists, partners, vendors, first responders, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we felt that this was the only acceptable way forward.

To our audience, whom we value dearly, we are so sad that we will not be together with you in May. We know information regarding your tickets is extremely important to you. As such, we will be reaching out to all ticket holders in the coming weeks with a detailed outline of options available. This includes obtaining a full refund or rolling tickets to next year's event - about which we hope to have exciting news to share soon. We thank you for our patience; please stay tuned and we will be in touch with more information in the near future.

To our valued partners, vendors, restaurants, staff and artists, we wish you all the very best during these trying times, and we look forward to collaborating with you all again soon.

With love, Boston Calling.

Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Jason Isbell, Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes), Noname, Sharon Van Etten, PUP, Andrew WK, Brutus, Run the Jewels, Banks, Koffee, Pink Sweat$, Dave, Orville Peck, RJD2, Jay Som, Girl In Red, Phony Ppl, The 1975, Liam Gallagher (of Oasis), Tom Delonge’s Angels & Airwaves, Phoebe Bridgers, Dinosaur Jr, beabadoobee, and Mew were among the artists scheduled to perform at the festival's 2020 edition on May 22-24 at Boston's Harvard Athletic Complex.