In March, organizers of the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival announced the event – originally set for April in Indio, California – would be pushed to October due to the coronavirus pandemic .
Just a day after another of the year’s most anticipated fests, Lollapalooza, pulled the plug on its 2020 edition, Coachella is following suit as it releases statement;
This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach country music festival have officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, health officials announced Wednesday (June 10).
Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser signed the order canceling the festivals and said in a statement, “I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall. In addition, events like Coachella and Stagecoach would fall under Governor Newsom’s stage 4, which he has previously stated would require treatments or a vaccine to enter. Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward.”
Previously rescheduled for Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18, the acts on board included Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, and Megan Thee Stallion.