After plenty of speculation, it’s official: this year’s Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have officially been postponed to October because of growing coronavirus concerns.
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According to a statement from Goldenvoice, the company behind the festivals, Coachella has been moved from April 10th to 12th and 17th to 19th to October 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th. While the lineup was originally intended to boast acts like Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and Lana Del Rey, it has not yet been revealed if the entire lineup will still perform in October. If attendees who already purchased tickets can’t make the new dates, tickets will be refunded.
Additionally, Goldenvoice has also revealed that country music festival Stagecoach, which is held on the same Indio grounds as Coachella, has also been postponed to October 23rd to 25th.
“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,” Goldenvoice explains. “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.”
Read the statement in full below.