AceShowbiz - Country group Old Dominion have pulled out of performances at the 2020 C2C Music Festival due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
The bandmates released a statement on Friday, March 06, revealing they would not be making the trip to the U.K. and Ireland for the three-venue festival, headlined by Darius Rucker, Eric Church and Luke Combs, later this month (March 13-15).
They have also scrapped shows in Germany, Holland, Ireland, and the U.K.
"With growing uncertainty and (the) unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority," the statement from the group reads.
The Shires will replace Old Dominion, making them the first U.K. artists to perform on the C2C main stage.
The festival is now in its eighth year.
Coronavirus concerns have also decimated the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, with bosses at Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Apple and more pulling shows and presentations from the event, while several acts have scrapped plans to travel until the pandemic is under control.
As WENN went to press, both California's Coachella festival in April and England's Glastonbury weekender in June are scheduled to go ahead as planned with no acts pulling out.