Coachella is the latest festival to pull the plug on their upcoming festivities, and on Tuesday, they released a statement announcing that the festival has now been postponed until October.
“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities,” Goldenvoice’s statement read, “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 Oct. 9, 10 and 11 and Oct. 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on Oct. 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.”
The announcement comes just days after SXSW announced that they would be canceling their festival, which was scheduled to kick off later this month.