2020 was a tough year for us all; lockdowns, quarantine, and major changes worldwide. 2021 was barely any better, while some things started to go back to normal, there were still many restrictions worldwide.
Some concerts, music events, and festivals all decided to start up again this year; there were plenty that had to close their doors and artists that had to back out unexpectedly.
According to Billboard, these are some acts and events in 2021 we missed:
iHeartRadio Y100 Jingle Ball
The most recent of canceled events in 2021, the Florida stop of Jingle Ball scheduled for Dec. 19, cancelled the day of the show. The iHeartRadio account tweeted, “Due to the increased transmission of the new Covid-19 variant and to further minimize any potential risks, as a precautionary measure and for the safety of our staff, talent and guests, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s iHeartRadio Y100 Jingle Ball.”
Megan Thee Stallion and Jonas Brothers
The Atlanta Jingle Ball on Dec. 16 had to go on without the great performances from both the rapper and the sibling trio. Megan tweeted, “While I tested negative today, I am not feeling well, and as a safety precaution, I won’t be able to perform at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta.”
Meanwhile, the Jonas Brothers had said that while they were extremely disappointed that they couldn’t preform a member of their crew had fallen ill and they chose to no longer participate.
On Dec. 10, Doja Cat had to cancel her New York and Boston appearances for the Jingle Ball events. “We recently learned that a few members on my production team have tested positive for Covid 19 and are now on quarantine,” she said on Twitter. “For the health and wellbeing of the rest of our crew, we are following all the appropriate safety measurements and necessary precautions.”
One of the earlier cancellations, Coachella, planned to return April 2021. Unfortunately, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was cancelled on Jan. 29. There are plans for it to try again in April of 2022 with headliners Rage Against the Machine, however Travis Scott has recently been removed from the line up following the Astroworld tragedy. Let’s keep a look out on how that will go.
On A more positive Note, there are a couple of events and artists we should definitely be excited for.
Dreamland New Year’s Festival 2021
Coming up towards the end of the month, to kick off the new year we have Dreamland New Year’s Festival in Miami, FL. With a line-up including, Todrick Hall, Alexis Tucci, Kim Petras and Sofi Tukker, we know we are in for a killer welcoming party for the new year.
Tickets went on sale recently, and while there is an issue about that on its own (read about here), many of us can look forward to seeing the new star on the rise touring this upcoming year. Her tour is 40 dates long starting April 2 and ending July 7.
Ultra Music Festival
An event we missed out on this year, hopefully, comes back next year and their lineup includes, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Nina Kraviz, Alison Wonderland, and many more. Taking place March 25-27, 2022; Miami, Florida.
One of the most popular festivals. III Points, showcasing best of the best music is set to happen sometime in October 2022 in Miami, Florida. The lineup is yet to be announced, but we can expect greatness after the 2021 lineup which had, The Strokes, Wu-Tang Clan, Jamie XX, and many more.
We missed many events in 2021, along with long awaited performances. Next year we should hope to attend as many events possible, as safely and as soon as we can. Even though we have had our downsides in the music scene due to recent circumstances. The fight towards normalcy is an uphill battle. We hope to see these festivals take place along with many of concerts and artists in 2022.