The ever-so-loved music festivals Coachella and Stagecoach has been postponed due to fear of the coronavirus outbreak as it has officially been stated on the websites by organizer, Goldenvoice. The organizers of the spring festival, plan to push the events to October. The officially announcement can be read below:
At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.
Many are not surprised as the virus has had a significant effect on the entertainment scene.
Fans were more than ecstatic when the 2020 Coachella lineup was announced earlier this year. Headliners as big as Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean were set to perform. The festival was set to take place over the course of two weekends, as usual. Taking place in Indio, the first weekend was set for April 10-12, with the second one trailing behind on April 17-19. Stagecoach would have been the following weekend, and on the same grounds with Thomas Rhett, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood to headline.
It was not the city’s decision to cancel the much anticipated event. After confirmed cases in Coachella Valley were announced on Monday, March 9th, it is all to ensure the health of festival goers. Once again tickets for the dates will be honored for the new dates.