March 6, 2020 / 10:19 PM / a month ago

SXSW festival canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

March 6 (Reuters) - South by Southwest (SXSW) music and tech festival in Austin, Texas has been canceled over growing concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak, the event organizers said on Friday.

A number of companies have already pulled out of the annual festival, which was scheduled between March 13 and 22.

The companies that pulled out of the festival include AT&T's WarnerMedia, Netflix, Apple, Amazon Studios, Facebook and Twitter. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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