Following yesterday's rumours that Coachella could be cancelled due to coronavirus, it has now been announced that the festival will be postponed until October.
Organisers of the huge California event – which is currently scheduled to take place over the weekends of April 10-12 and April 17-19 – have announced that the festival, as well as the Stagecoach Music Festival, will be moved until this October, according to Rolling Stone. With a recently confirmed case of coronavirus in the local area, not to mention the fact that festivals like SXSW have also pulled the plug due to the health and travel concerns related with this global outbreak, Coachella has decided to follow other large events and reschedule their gathering.
“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," announced Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary that organize the festival, in a statement. "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.”