2020 Tortuga Music Festival : defers until collapse, Fort Lauderdale city manager says

Cowhand boots won’t trample the sands of Fort Lauderdale sea shore this spring.

The 2020 version of Tortuga Music Festival, featured for the current year by Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw, has formally been deferred, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said Sunday.

This most recent amusement buzzkill follows an influx of new measures, declared Sunday evening, that are intended to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to limit enormous groups.

Trantalis said the romping pop-nation slam on Fort Lauderdale sea shore would be delayed until the fall, and that the city of Fort Lauderdale would work with Tortuga coordinators Rock the Ocean to reschedule the celebration.

Trantalis didn’t make reference to insights concerning ticket discounts during the news gathering.

Tortuga’s delay follows a few abrogations of prominent performances in South Florida and past, remembering Ultra Music Festival for Miami (which didn’t give discounts to ticketholders) and SunFest in West Palm Beach.

Tortuga, booked to come back to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on April 17-19, would have had its first-since forever female main event in Lambert. The lineup additionally included Miami hip-bounce symbol Pitbull, top-selling artist Kelsea Ballerini and a procession of fan-most loved nation acts, including Jon Pardi, Morgan Wallen, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis, Billy Currington, Riley Green and LoCash.

The celebration has postponed the banner for sea protection at its yearly Conservation Village and through its charitable Rock the Ocean Foundation, and has set participation records every year since it started in 2013.

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