Will Coronavirus Cancel Coachella and Other Music Festivals?

Major festivals are forging on for now, but the virus has already caused dozens of cancellations elsewhere. Here’s how the outbreak could reshape concert season

Concert season is coming at the worst possible time this year. As the global coronavirus outbreak creeps into major cities across the U.S., the music business — which depends on large-scale festivals for billions of dollars in annual profit — is weighing the costs of canceling lavish events against the economic and medical risks of forging on.