Promoter Goldenvoice has announced that Coachella and Stagecoach have officially been delayed to October due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) fears.
“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,” Goldenvoice said.
“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.” They added, “Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.”
Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.
Held annually at the 78-acre Empire Polo Club in the beautiful Southern California desert, The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most critically-acclaimed music festivals in the world.
Coachella mixes some of the most groundbreaking artists from all genres of music along with a substantial selection of art installations from all over the world.
Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean were going to headline both weekends of Coachella 2020, it was previously announced. We will have to wait and see if that remains the case for the October dates.
The Stagecoach Country Music Festival has become a staple with country music fans across America. Set amidst the same backdrop as its sister festival, Coachella, this multi-day event features unparalleled music performances and activities for the entire family.
Stagecoach embraces the country lifestyle from RV’s to line dancing while allowing families, friends and country music lovers to connect.
The previously-announced headliners for Stagecoach included Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church. Just like with Coachella, we’ll have to see if it stays that way with the new dates.
The news follows the cancellation or postponements of other events due to Coronavirus, such as Austin’s SXSW, Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, and France’s Tomorrowland Music Festival.