What Events That Were Canceled In 2020 Will Be Held This Year?

The year 2020 began in a very chaotic way for everyone, with the arrival of a new virus that settled in everyone’s life and greatly changed the way we relate and care. This virus, generated the total closure of people in several countries, for weeks, and also, the cancellation of a sports, artistic and entertainment calendar that many looked forward to and cataloged as one of the best years.

Unfortunately, it was not. Many shows had to be postponed, performed without an audience, and failing that, canceled altogether. For this reason, many of these were rescheduled for 2021 that has just begun, and that with the arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine, it is expected, they can be carried out, in principle, with the public.

Below are the most important musical, sports and technology events that were rescheduled for 2021, waiting for these possible new dates to be carried out:

Musical events


Tomorrowland is considered the most important event of electronic music and great impact around the world, which year after year, thousands of people around the world attending. In 2020, it was canceled by the Belgian Government and rescheduled for July 2021. Artists such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Alesso, Armin Van Buuren, were just some of the most renowned DJs that would perform at the festival, and no You know if they will participate in this edition of 2021.

Similarly, the Tomorrowland Winter in France, which was held between March 14 and 21, was also suspended.


This is one of the most famous festivals in the United States, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, had to be canceled. First, it was postponed in April to take place in October, but then it was officially canceled, and rescheduled to be held from April 9 to 11 and from April 16 to 18, 2021.

This is one of the most important music festivals in the world, where artists such as Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Calvin Harris, Thom Yorke, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Fatboy perform. Slim, Anitta, and Jessie Reyez.


The Lollapalooza festival is one of the largest in the United States when it comes to alternative rock. This was going to take place in Argentina between March 27 and 29, but due to the pandemic it was canceled. Now, it will be held on November 26, 27, and 28, 2021.

Ultra Music Festival

The Ultra Music Festival of electronic music that took place 21 years ago, was to be held in Miami, Florida, was also canceled due to the pandemic. Now, the current dates are from March 26, 27 and 28, 2021. The Ultra is an event that daily receives about 55,000 people from different cities in the United States and other countries.

Rock in Rio

This event that takes place in Brazil, which includes rock and pop concerts, was canceled and will be held from September 23 to Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Sports events

Olympic Games

The most important event in all of sport, such as the Olympic Games, which brought together the best athletes in the world in different individual and group disciplines, were affected by the pandemic, causing its cancellation that was held from July 24 to August 9, 2020, in Tokyo. The participating athletes supported the decision of the International Olympic Committee.

Now, they have been rescheduled, and they take place between July 23 and August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

“The Olympic Games were canceled in the past due to problems like war. Now we are fighting an invisible enemy, ”Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori told the Japanese sports daily Nikkan Sports.

Paralympic Games

This competition, which is the same as the Olympic Games, but with athletes with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities, was canceled in 2020. Its realization was scheduled to start between August 25 to September 6, 2020, but now, its date is from August 24 to September 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.


The Euro 2020 European Championship UEFA, which is held every four years, is one of the most important footballing events, and in 2020 was to make its sixteenth edition, between 12 June and 12 July in 12 cities in Europe. But, it was affected by the pandemic, which forced its cancellation, and will now be between June 11 and July 11, 2021.
For the moment, the organizers are considering the possibility of reducing the venues and minimizing the capacity of the public.

Copa America

America’s Cup is the equivalent of the European Championship in American territory. This is the main international men’s soccer tournament in all of Latin America. For the 47th edition, it was scheduled to take place between June 13 and July 13, 2020, between Colombia and Argentina, but the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) finally decided to postpone it. Now its new date is from June 11 to July 10, 2021, maintaining both venues. However, some doubts have arisen about whether or not this contest can be held.


Wimbledon is one of the most important tennis tournaments and in 2020 it was going to take place from June 29 to July 12, but it had to be canceled for the first time since World War II due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the 114th edition of the competition will be in London, England, from June 28 to July 11, 2021.

“Canceling Wimbledon is the best decision in the interest of public health. Having made this decision now, rather than several weeks from now, is important for everyone involved in tennis, “said the tournament organizers.

Technology event

Mobile World Congress

The most important technology fair in the world was canceled by the government entities of Spain. This important event, scheduled for February 24, 2020, where technology companies such as Sony, Amazon, Facebook, Intel, Cisco, AT&T, Vodafone would participate, was rescheduled to be held from June 28 to July 1, 2021, in Barcelona, Spain.
But it is not certain that these companies get involved again since their cancellation caused millions in losses.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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