2021 music festivals are in flux as the pandemic rages on

With COVID-19 raging and vaccines slowly rolling out, some music festivals have canceled their events in 2021 while others are setting dates for fall.

On Tuesday, the organizers announced that the fortress festival had been canceled for the second time in a row. Founded in 2017, the eclectic Fort Worth Festival was slated for April but is now set to return in April 2021. Ticket holders are automatically refunded.

Also on Tuesday, organizers of the massive New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival said they are postponing the annual Spring Festival to October 8-17. Officials will provide details on ticket refunds and exchanges in the coming weeks. Last year’s jazz festival was completely canceled.

The Austin City Limits Music Festival, which was canceled in 2020, will tentatively take place on the occasion of its 20th anniversary from October 1st to 3rd and October 8th to 10th. South by Southwest announced that it will bring its entire music and multimedia festival online from March 16-20.

Meanwhile, question marks hang over the other major festivals in the country. There is still no official word on the fate of Coachella (still planned for April 9-11 and April 16-18), Lollapalooza (usually in midsummer) or Bonnaroo (planned for September 2-5 ).