Coachella Music and Arts Festival has officially been postponed until October 2020, ending several days of speculation.
The rescheduling has been undertaken as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coachella Music and Arts Festival has been postponed until October. The reschedule comes amid the growing threat of coronavirus.
Concert promoter, Goldenvoice, made the announcement on Twitter earlier today. The festival will now take place on the weekends of October 9 and 16, five months after the original date of April 10.
The announcement also included country music festival, Stagecoach. It was initially set to run in late April, but will be now moved to late October as well.
“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.”
— Coachella (@coachella) March 10, 2020
All tickets for the April dates will remain valid for October. Meanwhile, ticket-holders will be notified about obtaining refunds by March 13, should they be unable to attend the rescheduled dates.
The announcement adds to the growing list of events buckling under the pressure of coronavirus. Austin’s SXSW was forced to cancel earlier this week. Meanwhile, Dark Mofo became the first Australian festival to pull the plug.