Some news for influencers and flower-crown enthusiasts: 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 wellbeing of millions.
Coachella will now happen October 9-11 and October 16-18 2020, which means you now have more time to save up and plan if you want to go. What this means for the lineup is still undetermined. Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean were slated to helm the festival.
We’ll keep you posted on this as more updates come in.