Synthplex announces its lineup and acknowledges Coronavirus uncertainty

Los Angeles-based synthesiser expo Synthplex has made a statement regarding Coronavirus fears and speculations. The festival is set to go ahead as planned, with an announcement of its musical acts being announced today, but a warning has been given to attendees with underlying health issues.

The announcement comes after similar events being cancelled or postponed amidst fears surrounding Covid-19. SXSW was cancelled last weekend due to the virus, and Musikmesse has been postponed, both in efforts to minimise the risk of spreading the infection.

Part of Synthplex’s statement reads “At this time, there is no immediate threat to the general public and no special precautions are required. Los Angeles County residents, students, workers, and visitors are encouraged to engage in their regular activities and practice good public health hygiene, as this is the height of flu season across the County”.

Organisers of the event will encourage methods to reduce disease transmissions through hand washing and other safety practices. However, this guidance is accompanied by a warning – “If an individual has an underlying health condition, that person needs to make a personal choice”. The show kicks off on Thursday 26 March, with the full artist lineup outlined below.

Synthplex Lineup

With Superbooth six weeks away too, the music technology community will no doubt be keeping a keen eye on the show and the spread of the virus. The Berlin-based synth show has a public statement posted on its website, claiming it is to go ahead as planned. However, just recently the German health minister called for a ban on events exceeding 1,000 attendees, Politico reports. 

Synthplex says it will be monitoring the situation up until the start of the show.

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