This year’s Coachella festival is reportedly set to be postponed due to growing coronavirus fears.
The California festival has not yet officially announced the festival move, but sources close to Coachella promoter Goldenvoice has told several publications, including Billboard, Variety, and Pitchfork, that both weekends taking place in April will be pushed back until the fall.
— billboard (@billboard) March 10, 2020
Originally set to take place in Indio from April 10th to 12th and 17th to 19th, Coachella may now be taking place from October 9th to 11th and 16th to 18th as Goldenvoice tries to reschedule the event. Coachella 2020 was set to see performances from renowned acts like Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, Thom Yorke, and more.
Country festival Stagecoach, which is also organized by Goldenvoice, will also reportedly get moved from April to October, according to Billboard. An official announcement about both festivals is expected within the next 48 hours.
COVID-19 has now killed more than 4,000 people around the world, and infected more than 113,000.