Coachella is officially postponed until October. On Tuesday (March 10), the Coachella’s Instagram account shared a statement from Goldenvoice, the company responsible for the annual music and arts festival, confirming its postponement.
“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,” the statement reads in part. “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.”
The festival will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18.
Read the full statement below.
[This article has been updated. The following was published on March 10, 2020.]
Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella, is currently informing artists’ agents in an effort to figure out who will be available on consecutive weekends beginning October 9. While organizers haven’t released an official statement yet, insiders reportedly said the decision was “inevitable.”
Events are being canceled all over the world as the virus continues to spread. SXSW in Austin, Texas was canceled for the first time in 34 years shortly after artists such as Beastie Boys, Ozzy Osbourne and Nine Inch Nails’ frontman Trent Reznor pulled out.
Coachella 2020 was set to take place April 10-12 and again April 17-19. Headliners included Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean.