We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to the people who have been infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) along with the spread of the disease. We wish you the earliest recovery.

Under the spread of the novel coronavirus, the Japanese Government has requested the people of the nation to voluntarily refrain from holding events during the first half of March and to temporarily close all the elementary/junior high/high schools around the country. Under these circumstances, we have received increased inquiries about the Music Festival. Considering this, we would like to let you know the current situation.

At the current moment, we are preparing for the Music Festival to be held in May, and the tickets will go on sale on March 7 as planned.
However, while carefully seeing the situation of the spread of the disease, announcements and response policies by the Japanese Government and related agencies, we will make decisions on whether we should hold the Music Festival through consultations within the co-organizers.

Depending on the situation, it is anticipated that it may become impossible to hold the Music Festival as scheduled. In that case, we will have to postpone or cancel the concerts. Your understanding would be appreciated.

Should the Music Festival be postponed or cancelled, we will announce it on our official website.
We are sorry for this inconvenience, but we would sincerely like to ask for your understanding and cooperation.
(As of March 5, 2020)

Argerich Arts Foundation, Oita Prefecture, City of Beppu, City of Oita