Coachella revises COVID-19 vaccination policy for 2022 event
In a recent amendment to its “Health & Safety” policies for 2022, which will see Coachella return to Indio Valley from April 15-17 and 22-24, Goldenvoice will now permit unvaccinated individuals to attend the festival, presuming that they can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result. Festival organizers detailed the rationale behind the policy adjustment in a statement, writing,
“After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our festivals recently, alongside the rising vaccination rate of eligible Americans, we feel confident that we can safely update our policy for Coachella that allows for negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event OR proof of full vaccination.”
Although the event’s 2022 lineup has yet to be revealed, Coachella co-founder Paul Tollet has confirmed that Rage Against The Machine and Travis Scott, initially scheduled to headline in 2020, have been re-booked for next year. Frank Ocean, the third intended 2020 headliner, will top the festival bill in 2023.
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