Coachella postponed over Coronavirus concerns
It was only a matter of time before upcoming festivals had to address the COVID-19 outbreak. Ultra Miami was the first to call things off, then came SXSW cancelations and Winter Music Conference. As the infections rise and uncertainty hangs in the air, it is now looking likely that Coachella has been postponed until October.
According to New York Magazine contributor, Yashar Ali, there is a high likelihood that the Palm Springs festival is cancelling its April dates.
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.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 10, 2020
As of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform.
I can now CONFIRM #Coachella WILL be postponed until October 9th and 16th due to #coronavirus concerns.— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) March 10, 2020
Lineup will attempt to remain the same, but moving a festival this size isn’t easy.
They are currently working with artists and an official announcement is in the works. 🦉
Stay tuned as this story develops.