UPDATE: January 30, 2021—After the 2020 festival was postponed to October 2020, then April 2021, news broke in January that the April 2021 dates have been canceled because of the coronavirus.
Coachella has been postponed until October because of the coronavirus outbreak, the festival announced on Tuesday, March 10. The Stagecoach country music festival has also been pushed back.
“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,” reads a statement from Goldenvoice, the production company that runs both festivals. “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.”
This was the right move. It’s important people take the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe at this time. And in the great scheme of things, this is just a music festival and not worth endangering the well-being of millions.
We’ll keep you posted on this as more updates come in.