Report: Coachella Postponed to October in Wake of Coronavirus Outbreak
In new reports by Variety and Rolling Stone, multiple sources have confirmed that the Coachella Music Festival will likely move to October 2020, out of concern for the spread of COVID-19, better known as coronavirus.
As per Rolling Stone, “Several artist managers have been in talks with [festival organizers] Goldenvoice for the last week discussing postponement of the festival… adding that the cancelation of SXSW and the recent outbreak of cases in California’s Riverside County ‘really changed everyone’s tune.’ Another source said Coachella ‘confirmed’ postponement with their agency on Monday night, but did not provide further details. A third source close to the situation said the talks are ongoing and not finalized yet.”
According to a tweet by journalist Yashar Ali, the dates for postponement could be October 9 and 16.
Coachella was set for the weekends of April 10-12 and 17-19, and headliners included Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. It is widely considered one of the largest and most influential music festivals in America, drawing more than 250,000 people over two weekends.
Coachella has yet to make an official statement. This story is still developing…