A festival scheduled for this month in Ghana has canceled its scheduled music festival in the African country after being put on hold due to the Ebola threat.
“We are very concerned that the festival will not be able to proceed in Ghana,” the festival’s official website said Friday.
“We have been asked to postpone the festival until the end of the week.”
The festival, called “Crisis Music Fest,” will take place Sept. 14-17 in the city of Wana.
The festival is scheduled to feature dozens of performances from around the world, including a concert from U.S. singer-songwriter-guitarist John Legend.
The festival’s website says the event will feature more than 500 acts.
“The Ebola virus outbreak is spreading rapidly and there is a great need to make sure we all know our communities are safe and secure,” the website said.
“The event is to bring together music lovers and performers in a peaceful environment, in a safe and healthy environment, and in a way that’s not going to lead to more infections.”
Organizers said Friday that the event is still scheduled to begin in 2019, but will be postponed in 2018 to coincide with the festival.
The event’s website said it will be open for public viewing through Sept. 13, 2019.