Published on March 10th, 2020 | by Crystal Willis0
UPDATE: Coachella Postponed for October 9-11 and 16-18 Due to Corona Virus
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
GOLDENVOICE MEDIA ALERT (4:00 p.m. PST)
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. 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.
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.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.
Monday, March 9, 2020:
The threat of community transmission of COVID-19, more commonly known as the Corona Virus, has been responsible for the cancellations or postponements of major concerts and festivals across the U.S., including Ultra Miami and SXSW. Public concern is mounting that the major Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival should soon follow in order to minimize the risk of a widespread epidemic.
After reports of three Coachella Valley cases of Corona Virus were reported by the LA Times this morning, the music industry and festival-goers have been bracing themselves for an announcement from Coachella on plans to mitigate the likelihood of transmission in large crowds. New York Magazine contributor, Yashar Ali, was spotted on his Twitter today quoting a source “familiar with the arrangements,” saying:
Scoop: A source familiar with the arrangements tells me that the Coachella festival will be postponed due to Coronavirus concerns and moved to the weekends of October 9 and 16.
As of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 10, 2020
We will keep you guys updated on this developing story and an anticipated formal announcement from Goldenvoice tomorrow.