Bluedot Festival has skipped 2020 and will move to the summer of next year.

When its does return between July 22th-25th, the three headliners who’d been expecting to perform this year – Björk, Groove Armada and Metronomy – will be there, while organisers have confirmed they’re working to ensure as many of the booked artists for 2020 will be joining them.

“Our teams have been working with partners and authorities to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the festival,” a statement reads. “Although bluedot may still seem some time away, the virus and its associated effects are unlikely to ease for some months and it is important to us that any additional or unnecessary strain on medical services is avoided.”

“This decision has been a necessary but difficult one to make as it affects not only our wonderful bluedot family of festival-goers and staff but also a large number of artists, performers, speakers, suppliers, traders and freelancers, many of whom have been hit hard during this period. Within our limited means, we will continue to do everything we can to support them and the wider sector during these difficult times.”