Government Mandate Forces Postponement of C2C Festival In Dublin

Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The Dublin, Ireland portion of the  C2C: Country to Country Music Festival has been postponed after Irish officials cancelled all indoor public events hosting 100 or more people due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The new mandate, which runs through March 29, allows outdoor events to proceed only if the capacity is under 500.

The official C2C Festival social media pages have not shared the news, however, MCD Productions, the producer of the festival in Dublin, released a statement to inform fans of the news.

“MCD Productions is currently working with artists and venues to reschedule all dates,” the official statement reads. “Original tickets purchased for all affected events will remain valid for rescheduled dates which will be notified to patrons on confirmation.”

The Dublin C2C events were scheduled to run Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15. Darius Rucker, The Shires, Old Crow Medicine Show, Runaway June, Luke Combs, Brett Young, Tanya Tucker, Jordan Davis, Eric Church, The Cadillac Three and Charles Esten were among the many acts scheduled to perform throughout the weekend.

C2C Festival events are scheduled to happen in London and Glasgow beginning Friday. Currently, it appears as if these shows will go on as planned, however, things are changing very rapidly across the globe.

Several artists have already arrived in parts of Europe for the festival, however, some were unable to make it across the pond.

Gabby Barrett was on her way to London on Wednesday but was no longer able to make the trip. She shared the news via Instagram stories, apologizing to fans for not being able to make it.

“Unfortunately, we will not be able to go. They are shutting everything down due to the coronavirus,” she explained.

Old Dominion previously cancelled their C2C appearance due to the outbreak.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced new travel restrictions from Europe to the United States, but these restrictions do not apply to the United Kingdom. Therefore, the artists will be able to make it home to U.S. soil.

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