The prestigious Innsbruck Promenade Concert Series the latest major cultural event to be cancelled due to the worldwide Cornavirus pandemic.
For the past 26 years the afternoon concert series has been held at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Innsbruck, attracting a daily audience of thousands of listeners in its historic courtyard surroundings.
Over the last few years bands such as Leyland, Black Dyke, Eikanger Bjorsvik and Tredegar have performed there alongside soloists such as Lito Fontana.
However, following an initial close down of events a further decision has been made by the Austrian Government to postpone all remaining concerts up to and including the final date of 31st August.
A spokesperson told 4BR: "Due to the necessary regulatory requirements we have had to cancel the 26th Innsbruck Promenade Concerts in 2020.
The decision is taken with huge regret but we know it is appropriate and necessary as the health of all participants and visitors and the protection of vulnerable groups outweighs artistic and economic desires."
However it was also confirmed that arrangements have already started for the 2021 Innsbruck Promenade Concerts.
We look forward to the future and consider the break as an opportunity to look at new ideas, visions and new strategies to implement to see all our musicians and visitors againorganisers
The spokesperson added: "We will hopefully return in 2021 with innovative modernization measures.
We look forward to the future and consider the break as an opportunity to look at new ideas, visions and new strategies to implement to see all our musicians and visitors again."