Update: Put away the crown of the flower. Despite an early October rescheduling, both Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival will not take place this year.
Due to concerns of a “possible autumn resurgence” of COVID-19, Riverside County Public Health Officer Drs. Cameron Kaiser Signed an order on Wednesday canceling both events.
“These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be affected. My first priority is the health of the community,” Kaiser said in a press release.
The 2020 Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival have been officially rescheduled on fears going on around the coronavirus.
The organizer of the event, Goldenvoice, announced the news in a statement on Tuesday.
“On the instruction of the County of Riverside and local health officials, we should confirm the grief of the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” it read. “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 imposed by public health officials.”
Cochiala, which occurs every April in the desert of Indio, California, will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11, and October 16, 17 and 18. Country music gathering Stagecoach will take place next weekend on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.
The statement concluded, “All those purchased for April dates will be honored for rescheduled October dates. Buyers will be informed by Friday, March 13 how they are unable to return if they are not able to attend. Thank you for your continued support and we. Look forward to seeing you in this desert. ”
It is currently unclear how the new dates will affect the lineup, which included more than 150 artists and headliners Frank Ocean, Travis scott And Rage against the machine.
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A local public health emergency was declared on March 8 in the Riverside County, Southern California area, where the Coachella Valley and Indio are located. A spokesperson for the city of Indio said the leaders would be “supporters” of the postponement.
More than 250,000 people were expected to attend the April events. Coachella was last canceled in 2000 due to financial issues.
(This story was originally published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 4:17 pm PST)
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