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THE SCOOP | Luminato Festival 2020 Cancelled

By Michael Vincent on March 27, 2020

Luminato Festival, 2007. Pulse Front installation at Toronto Harbourfront by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Photo: Bahman Mahmoudi)
Luminato Festival, 2007. Pulse Front installation at Toronto Harbourfront by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (Photo: Bahman Mahmoudi)

The Luminato Festival, Toronto’s largest annual arts festival which takes place over three weeks in June, has been cancelled.

“In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and with the health and well-being of our artists, our staff and volunteers, and our audiences above everything else in our minds, it is with great sadness that we cancel Luminato Festival Toronto 2020. Given Luminato’s origins as an initiative to help rejuvenate Toronto after SARS, we are keenly aware of our responsibility to the City in this moment, and also later, when we return.”

The festival was scheduled to take place June 11–28, and would have been the festival’s 14th consecutive season.

Luminato had yet to announce the program for the 2020 season, but would have spanned multiple performances and events in theatre, dance, music, food, ideas, visual art, and installations held in various venues across Toronto.

Representatives from the Luminato Festival will be reaching out to ticket holders directly to arrange ticketing options.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. A specialist in digital media for over 15 years, he has worked as a senior editor and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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