2020’s music pageant season is headed south, quick.
After Austin canceled its long-running annual South by Southwest (SXSW) pageant due to issues over the unfold of coronavirus, the corporate behind the pageant is now refusing to refund 1000’s of ticket consumers for his or her purchases.
According to SXSW’s phrases and circumstances of participation, their strict no-refund coverage states, “Any and all funds made to SXSW aren’t refundable for any motive, together with, with out limitation, failure to use Credentials due to sickness, acts of God, travel-related issues, acts of terrorism, lack of employment and/or duplicate purchases.”
Due to the cancellation, the pageant additionally laid off a 3rd of its workers, a choice referred to as “the one manner to cease the bleeding” by a supply to the Austin Chronicle.
“We are devastated to share this information with you,” convention organizers wrote in an announcement on the SXSW web site. ”The present should go on’ is in our DNA, and that is the primary time in 34 years that the March occasion is not going to happen. We at the moment are working via the ramifications of this unprecedented state of affairs.”