Austin City Limits music festival canceled due to coronavirus

Another major show won't go on as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The Austin City Limits music festival in Texas has been canceled in 2020 amid safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Wednesday.

The festival had been scheduled to take place during the weekends beginning Oct. 2 and Oct. 9.

“We would have loved to put on another memorable show this year, however, with the uncertainty surrounding the current situation in Texas, this decision is the only responsible solution,” organizers said in the announcement. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, partners, staff and the entire Austin community remains our highest priority.”

The event is scheduled to return in 2021 during the weekends of Oct. 1 and Oct. 8.

The annual ACL Festival is held at Zilker Park in Austin and generally sees artists perform sets on back-to-back three-day weekends in front of massive crowds.

Jay-Z, Drake, Paul McCartney, Kacey Musgraves, Billie Eilish and Kanye West are among the big names who have performed at past iterations of the festival.

This marks the latest major festival to get nixed in Austin, as the city’s annual South by Southwest event was canceled in March following the outbreak of the virus.