Coachella confirms postponement to October
It’s official: Coachella has been postponed as a result of coronavirus concerns. The unprecedented announcement puts the California festival at the top of the growing list of events that have been scrapped as a result of the virus that is now being recognized as a pandemic—but unlike most, the festival has already been able to reschedule for later in the year.
Coachella 2020 will now be moved to the weekends of October 9-11, and October 16-18. All tickets for the April edition will be honored at that time, and there will also be refunds available.
There are over 600 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and testing for the virus are still limited at best. Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom confirmed the first California death stemming from the coronavirus, supporting growing concerns in the region. The announcement comes following last week’s decision to cancel other mainstay America festivals, such as Ultra and South by Southwest.
With a lineup was set to be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean, 2020 becomes the first time that Coachella has been moved like this in its 22 year history. Word remains as to whether or not the lineup remains exactly the same.