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It's going to get way worse, long before it gets better. Cancellations and Postponements are everywhere, but just the tip of the iceberg. Once the U.S. goes on LockDown it will be slower than slow.

Here are the major events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus so far
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Events across the globe have been cancelled or postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, including Austin's annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival and Coachella. Jay Janner/Associated Press
  • Events are being canceled and postponed around the globe to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, and has killed more than 4,000 people and infected more than 121,000 as of Wednesday.
  • South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual media festival in Austin, Texas, was canceled on March 6 due to the outbreak. Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16.
  • Many other noteworthy events, from conferences to festivals to sporting events, have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus, including Facebook's annual F8 conference and the World Athletics Indoor Championships.
  • Here's a round-up of major events that have been canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak so far.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

SXSW was cancelled on March 6 over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
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SXSW
Source: Business Insider

Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16 because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
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Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider
Source: Coachella/Twitter, TMZ

Tomorrowland Winter 2020 in Alpe d'Huez was cancelled. They are offering full refunds to those who had tickets, as well as discounts on future festivals.
tomorrowland festival concert

Ruben Gutierrez Ferrer/Shutterstock
Source: Tomorrowland
E3, the video game convention set to take place in Los Angeles in June, was also cancelled.
E3

logoboom/Shutterstock
Source: ArsTechnica

Pearl Jam postponed the first leg of their tour, which includes shows in the US and Canada. The shows haven't been rescheduled yet.
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Theo Wargo/Getty
Source: Pearl Jam/Twitter
Avril Lavigne postponed her Asia tour, which included stops in China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
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Michael Tran/Getty Images
Source: Avril Lavigne

Miley Cyrus pulled out as the headliner of the World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert in Australia, prompting the event to be cancelled.
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Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Source: Miley Cyrus
Adobe cancelled its annual live summit because of growing concerns about the coronavirus. Instead, the entire event will take place online.
Adobe Logo

Denis Linine/Shutterstock
Source: Adobe

TED 2020 was originally supposed to held in Vancouver from April 20 to 24 but was postponed to July 20 to 26. The organizers said they might decide to hold the conference virtually.
TED

Jason Redmond / TED
Source: Global News
REV'd Up Media Summit will also take place online to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Crystal Cox/Business Insider
Source: Rev

HIMSS, a health-technology conference in Orlando was also canceled.
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Crystal Cox/Business Insider
Source: CNBC
Several major corporate conferences have been canceled or postponed because of the outbreak, including F8, Facebook's annual conference for developers. F8 is Facebook's biggest event of the year, and it's set to be replaced with local events and live-streamed content.
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Kyle Russell/Business Insider
Source: Business Insider

Facebook also canceled its annual Global Marketing Summit in San Francisco, which was supposed to host 5,000 people.
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Source: Vox
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which is the biggest smartphone conference of the year, was canceled after major companies including LG, Amazon, Sony, Ericsson, Facebook, Nvidia, MediaTek, Sprint, and Vivo pulled out of the event because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Huawei Mobile World Congress

RAFAEL MARCHANTE/Reuters
Source: Business Insider

Workday's annual internal sales conference is going to be a virtual event, as the in-person conference was canceled due to the outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: Workday Inc. Chairman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri (L) and Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Duffield (C) applaud thier company's first trade with NYSE-Euronext CEO Duncan Niederauer (center R) and traders following the IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Reuters
Source: Business Insider
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Fransisco was canceled because of the outbreak after major companies like Sony and Microsoft pulled out of the event.
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Matt Weinberger
Source: Vice

EmTech Asia, a conference in Singapore about business and technology, has been postponed to August because of growing concerns about the coronavirus.
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Getty Images/lena_serditova
Source: EmTech Asia/Twitter
 

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Google News Initiative Global Summit, Google's annual news conference, was canceled because of the outbreak.
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Greg Sandoval/Business Insider
Source: CBS News

The Trump administration postponed the ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas, which connects the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
Asean leaders attend the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thomson Reuters
Source: Inc., CBS News
Shopify canceled its annual developer conference, Unite, because of the outbreak.
The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa Reuters
Source: Financial Post

Semi, which is a global organization that includes companies that are vendors of semiconductor production systems and materials, canceled its Semicon conventions in Korea and China due to concerns about the coronavirus.
China line wuhan virus

Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
Source: EE Times
It's not just conferences that are getting canceled and postponed - Tokyo's famous cherry blossom festival was canceled because of the outbreak ...
cherry blossom festival in kyoto japan

Shutterstock
Source: The Points Guy

... and so was Okinawa's Azalea Festival.
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Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Source: Okinawa Stripes
Ultra Music Festival, which takes place in July in Miami, was also cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Music fans music festival security

Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella
Source: Variety

Venice authorities canceled the last two days of the historic Venice carnival because of the outbreak.
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Getty Images
Source: Business Insider
Several St. Patricks Day parades across Ireland were canceled due to the outbreak.
St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland

Shutterstock
Source: BBC

Several fashion shows for Paris and Milan's fashion weeks were canceled, including Giorgio Armani's.
Paris Fashion Week

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
Source: The Guardian, The Cut, WWD
Meanwhile, the Shanghai fashion week will still go on, but instead of in-person with a live audience, the event will be live-streamed online because of concerns about the coronavirus.
Fashion Week

Hill Street Studios / Getty Images
Source: US News

The outbreak is affecting sporting events too. Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because of the outbreak.
Chinese Grand Prix

AP
Source: Business Insider
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) canceled three tournaments in Asia because of concerns about the coronavirus ...
Associated Press
Source: Reuters

... and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Series-China was canceled altogether.
Associated Press
Source: Reuters
Similarly, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed until 2021 because of the outbreak.
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Source: Reuters

FIFA postponed the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The matches have not been rescheduled yet.
Getty Images
Source: FIFA

The Dalai Lama has canceled all upcoming public events indefinitely because of the outbreak.
Getty
Source: The New York Times

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Tsk tsk. Cancel culture.

What gigs can a person do when everyone self isolates to make rent?

This is the tip of the iceberg. Will it get to 9/11 levels of stoppage? Probably close but not as bad.

This is going to last for 6-18 months.
 

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Google News Initiative Global Summit, Google's annual news conference, was canceled because of the outbreak.
google io google news

Greg Sandoval/Business Insider
Source: CBS News

The Trump administration postponed the ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas, which connects the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian nations.
Asean leaders attend the opening session of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Thomson Reuters
Source: Inc., CBS News
Shopify canceled its annual developer conference, Unite, because of the outbreak.
The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

The logo of Shopify is seen outside its headquarters in Ottawa Reuters
Source: Financial Post

Semi, which is a global organization that includes companies that are vendors of semiconductor production systems and materials, canceled its Semicon conventions in Korea and China due to concerns about the coronavirus.
China line wuhan virus

Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images
Source: EE Times
It's not just conferences that are getting canceled and postponed - Tokyo's famous cherry blossom festival was canceled because of the outbreak ...
cherry blossom festival in kyoto japan

Shutterstock
Source: The Points Guy

... and so was Okinawa's Azalea Festival.
okinawa

Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
Source: Okinawa Stripes
Ultra Music Festival, which takes place in July in Miami, was also cancelled due to growing concerns about the coronavirus.
Music fans music festival security

Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella
Source: Variety

Venice authorities canceled the last two days of the historic Venice carnival because of the outbreak.
venice carnival

Getty Images
Source: Business Insider
Several St. Patricks Day parades across Ireland were canceled due to the outbreak.
St. Patrick's Day in Dublin, Ireland's Day in Dublin, Ireland

Shutterstock
Source: BBC

Several fashion shows for Paris and Milan's fashion weeks were canceled, including Giorgio Armani's.
Paris Fashion Week

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty
Source: The Guardian, The Cut, WWD
Meanwhile, the Shanghai fashion week will still go on, but instead of in-person with a live audience, the event will be live-streamed online because of concerns about the coronavirus.
Fashion Week

Hill Street Studios / Getty Images
Source: US News

The outbreak is affecting sporting events too. Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been postponed because of the outbreak.
Chinese Grand Prix

AP
Source: Business Insider
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) canceled three tournaments in Asia because of concerns about the coronavirus ...
Associated Press
Source: Reuters

... and the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Series-China was canceled altogether.
Associated Press
Source: Reuters
Similarly, the World Athletics Indoor Championships will be postponed until 2021 because of the outbreak.
REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Source: Reuters

FIFA postponed the Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. The matches have not been rescheduled yet.
Getty Images
Source: FIFA

The Dalai Lama has canceled all upcoming public events indefinitely because of the outbreak.
Getty
Source: The New York Times

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so a bunch of pointless stuff got cancelled, ppl still gotta get around yo
 
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