San Diego's KAABOO Music & Arts Festival Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Installment

July 27, 2020

At this point, we should all realize that 2020 is essentially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is of little surprise that San Diego's KAABOO Music, Arts & Cultural Festival has announced the postponement of its 2020 event.

The KAABOO food and music festival has been postponed until 2021 in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, joining the vast majority of other major San Diego events. The event, now in its sixth year, was originally scheduled for September 18-20 at its new home at Petco Park and surrounding areas in downtown San Diego.

"After much consultation with stakeholders in local government, artists and music industry friends, and members of the San Diego community, we know it is best and safest for everyone to look ahead and plan a bigger and bolder edition of KAABOO for September of 2021," festival organizers said in a statement issued this week. "All current pass holders will receive an email outlining a special offering for those of you who hold onto your passes for KAABOO 2021. All pass holders will have the option for a full refund. We are disappointed that we are not able to bring you our 2020 vision for San Diego's favorite music festival, but rest assured we will work hard to make 2021 an event where we can celebrate a better future."  

The first five years of the KAABOO festival took place at the Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds featuring such headliners such as Foo Fighters, Jimmy Buffett, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Mumford & Sons and many more.  KAABOO joins other large gatherings in San Diego that have either been postponed or modified their protocols, such as Wonderfront, San Diego Comic-Con, the San Diego County Fair, and Padres games. KAABOO this year joined a multi-year partnership with the Padres and the festival's Los Angeles-based producer Virgin Fest.  The festival organizers had not announced any acts for the 2020 event, and tickets had not been sold since a January early-bird sale ended.

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