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Your Guide To Everything That's Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Coachella, SXSW and more have been cancelled and postponed.

As Coronavirus continues to spread around the world at alarming rates, panic is well and truly setting in with shoppers stockpiling copious amounts of toilet paper, trusting in bizarre and totally unfounded ‘cures’ and even resorting to blatant racism. It’s a sad state of affairs for society, and just as bad for the entertainment industry with the cancellation of events.

Countless festivals, concerts and shows have already been postponed and even cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, including one of this year’s most popular music events, Coachella, which has been rescheduled to November. Listen to the low-down below:

Here’s a guide to all the events that have been cancelled due to Coronavirus:

Concerts

Elton John

Elton John has postponed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, moving shows from March 26-2 to next year.

The Jonas Brothers

The JoBros have cancelled their April 1-18 Las Vegas Residency.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is yet to announce new dates for her postponed Courage world tour, originally scheduled for March and April.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish has announced she is postponing the rest of her Where Do We Go? tour dates this month.

Taylor Swift

Capital One’s JamFest in Atlanta scheduled for April 5th with a performance from Taylor Swift has been cancelled.

Cher

Cher has postponed the rest of her Here We Go Again tour, rescheduling the dates to September and December.

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones 15-day No Filter tour has been postponed.

Mariah Carey

Due to travel restrictions, Carey’s Hawaii show has been rescheduled to November. 

Khalid

The Asia leg of Khalid’s Free Spirit World Tour has been held back back travel advisories.

BTS

The K-Pop band are skipping the Seoul stop on their Map of the Soul tour and kicking it off in California instead.

Stormzy

The UK rapper told fans he’s rescheduling the Asia and Zurich stops on his Heavy Is The Head world tour.

Green Day

Green Day have cancelled multiple tour dates in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo.

Avril Lavigne

The ‘Sk8r Boi’ singer has postponed the Asian leg of her Head Above Water world tour.

Louis Tomlinson

The former One Direction singer cancelled his Milan show on March 11, but told fans he’d be “back in July.”

Ciara

Ciara, who is currently pregnant, had to cancel her upcoming Texas performance after doctors told her avoid travel and large groups. The concert has been pushed back to later this year.

Madonna

Madonna has cancelled her March 10th and 11th shows in Paris.

Pearl Jam

The band has postponed their North American tour a week before they were about to kick it off.

Kiss

Kiss haven’t cancelled or postponed their shows but they have cancelled all the meet-and-greets on their End of the Road world tour to Coronavirus concerns.

Miley Cyrus

Sadly, Miley Cyrus has been forced to cancel her upcoming World Tour Bushfire Relief concert in Melbourne which was scheduled for this weekend alongside Lil Nas X and The Veronicas.

Unfortunately, the above artists join a growing list of cancelled, rescheduled or postponed tours and concerts. There have also been announcements from Guns N’ Roses, The Pussycat Dolls, Tool, Vanessa Carlton, Dave Grohl, Alanis Morissette, Marina, Kelly Clarkson, Alice Cooper, J.Cole, Thom Yorke, Third Eye Blind, Wilco, Tones and I, Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, Blake Shelton, Quavo, Michael Buble, Maluma, Tove Lo, Dan + Shay, The Who, Glass Animals, Papa Roach and more.

Sporting Events

The major sporting events that have been cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus include the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, three of The Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Asian tournaments, the Professional Golf Association Tour Series-China, the World Athletics Indoor Championships, FIFA’s Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. 

Festivals, Parades & Conferences

So Pop

Australasian throwback festival So Pop 2020, featuring Pussycat Dolls, Jesse McCartney, Smash Mouth and more has been cancelled.

Glastonbury

The UK’s biggest music festival, Glastonbury, has also sadly been cancelled.

Eurovision

For the first time in 65 years, the Eurovision song contest – set to take place in Rotterdam from May 12-16 has been cancelled.

Splendour in the Grass

Aussie music festival Splendour in the Grass has been postponed from July to October 2020.

Download Festival

Hard rock festival Download, set to be headlined by My Chemical Romance, has been cancelled.

Broadway

All broadway shows in NYC have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

SXSW 

It was announced late last week that Texas music, tech and film event SXSW would be cancelled. It came after big brands like Apple, Netflix and Amazon pulled out.

Coachella & Stagecoach

As mentioned previously, Coachella organisers have confirmed that the festival has been postponed to October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18 2020. Stagecoach will now take place on October 23, 24 and 25 2020.

Dark Mofo

Tasmania’s iconic Dark Mofo festival, which was set to be headlined by Bon Iver, has been cancelled.

Ultra Music Festival

The three-day electronic music festival has been “suspended” until next year because of Coronavirus.

Tomorrowland Music Festival

The electro music festival, which was set to take place in the French Alps on March 14-21, has been cancelled after new regulations from the French government. The summer edition of Tomorrowland is still scheduled to take place in Belgium this July.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Belfast City Council has decided to cancel St Patrick’s Day parades across Ireland due to Coronavirus concerns.

As well as these major events, BottleRock Festival, Bonnaroo, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza Argentina, the 2020 iHeart Radio Music Awards, RuPaul’s DragCon La, Prague Film Festival, the 2020 BNP Paribas Open, Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con, the Venice carnival, The London Book Fair, Livre Paris Book Fair, the New York City Half-Marathon, Korea Times Music Festival and Bologna Book Fair have been cancelled or postponed.

Various Fashion Week shows and events have also been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, including Versace, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Armani.

Film Premieres

Peter Rabbit 2

The international release of James Corden’s film has been pushed from March to August.

No Time To Die

The film’s release has been postponed until November 2020.

As well as these film events, the Chinese release dates of Mulan and Sonic The Hedgehog have also been delayed because of Coronavirus.

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Hear Martha From MAFS Ruin The Magic Of The Show In The Best Possible Way

"I feel like they're struggling to be authentic."

Ahhh, reality TV. It’s all about putting humans under a microscope, watching how they interact, and relating to how they live their lives. But is it really like that these days?

Just take Married At First Sight. The show started as a wild experiment which saw participants marry complete strangers chosen for them by ‘experts’ in hopes of finding everlasting love. Now? MAFS is heavily edited, scripted and at times, incredibly problematic.

While MAFS has become a guilty pleasure for many, life after the cameras stop rolling is a different story.  On the latest episode of It’s Been A Big Day For… we spoke to season six participant Martha Kalifatidis who spilled the tea on the actual reality of reality TV, and it’s safe to say, our minds are blown. LISTEN BELOW:

Speaking about her time on MAFS, Martha said, “I don’t want to ruin the magic for you guys… I remember a few times, we had to go back and film a commitment ceremony over two days because it went so long and it rained – the couldn’t film through it because it’s a tin roof.”

“Some of the dinner parties end at 5am – literally, the sun’s going up. Everyone wants to go home but the show must go on. Sometimes they’d film the ‘good night’ at 2pm.”

As for the current season of the show, Martha isn’t buying into the hype, telling us, “their characters are sh*t. At least play your role well, if you’re going to do it.”

“I feel like they’re struggling to be authentic. It’s a luxury and it’s rare. The girls this season are not being that, I can’t relate to any of them.”

During our chat with Martha, she also spoke about her least favourite participant on the current season, her relationship with “MAFS husband” Michael, the beauty of her love hate relationship with her mother Mary, and how she managed to gain so much success after the show ended, particularly via Instagram. 

Martha’s Instagram isn’t only for fans who want to catch up on her relationship with Michael or her hilarious fights with Mary. She’s also got maintained an engaged audience of followers for her fashion and beauty advice – some of which she’s bringing to her partnership with online shopping cashback service, Shopback. 

Together with Shopback, Martha and Mary are on the hunt for Australia’s savviest online shopper to win $20K in cashback to spend on over 1,300 retailers. Check out Shopback for more details on how to enter the competition. 

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The 'Black Widow' Trailer Squashes A Major Fan Theory About Taskmaster

The person behind the mask isn't who you think it is.

Social media is about to get flooded with more fan theories after the final trailer for Black Widow dropped earlier today.

The film focuses on the origins of Natasha Romanoff, who must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

Black Widow stars Scarlet Johansson in the lead role alongside Stranger Things fan fave David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov, the Russian super-soldier counterpart to Captain America, Rachel Weisz as seasoned spy Melina Vostokoff, and newcomer Florence Pugh as sister-figure Yelena Belova.

There was a lot of mystery surrounding Black Widow when the film was first announced, including the identity of its villain, Taskmaster. We’ve seen the character pop up in all the teasers and trailers, but we’re yet to find out who is behind the mask.

Fans had multiple theories, but it looks like one of the major ones has been squashed by the final trailer. In early February, Marvel dropped the new character posters for the film and revealed Weisz’s character name as Melina Vostokoff. According to Screen Rant, in the comics, Vostokoff is “a Russian agent turned assassin, known as the Iron Maiden, and who was forced to live in the shadow of Black Widow, developing a strong hatred of her.”

Despite being portrayed as the “mother figure” to Romanoff in the Black Widow teasers, fans speculated that her being behind the Taskmaster mask would be the ultimate plot twist. 

Speaking of strong female Marvel leads, listen to the GOAT team breakdown Wonder Woman’s epic 80s soundtrack on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

Fast-forward to today and it looks like that theory has been ruled out. We Got This Covered points out that one point during the promo, Romanoff, her allies and enemies are seen skydiving along with a bunch of falling debris. “One clip shows Melina piloting a helicopter during this sequence,” and during another point of the footage, “Taskmaster is battling [Romanoff] through the air at this stage, so it’s clear that Melina is not Taskmaster, after all.”

So, there you have it. Case closed on the ‘Melina is Taskmaster’ theory. But who could it be? We’ll just have to keep speculating, or wait and see when the film hits cinemas on the 30th of April.

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