Coachella Officially Delayed Due to Coronavirus

It will now take place on October 9-11 and October 16-18

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 11, 2020

The reports have now been made official, as this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been postponed to October.

Instead of running from April 10-12 and April 17-19, Coachella will instead run from October 9-11 and 16-18. Promoter Goldenvoice has also pushed back its country music event, Stagecoach Festival, from April 24-26 until October 23-25. Both Coachella and Stagecoach take place in Indio, CA.

A statement from promoters Goldenvoice reads:

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.

Tickets for the April dates will be honoured in October. For ticket holders who want a refund, details will be emailed before the end of this week.

See Goldenvoice's full Coachella cancellation statement below.

This year's festival was due to be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. It remains to be seen how much the lineup changes in light of the new dates.

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