As fears over the novel coronavirus rattle the world, one of the music industry’s biggest festivals has now decided to postpone its April schedule. New reports by multiple independent sources and insiders have confirmed that Coachella will be delaying its two April weekends, pushing the dates back to October.
Narrowly avoiding total cancellation, sources are sharing that Coachella will still occur in 2020, just six months later than planned as to allow for fears and concerns over COVID-19 to pipe down. Yashar Ali of HuffPost/New York Magazine has equally confirmed with his sources, who have shared that the same lineup is scheduled for the weekends of October 9 and 16. The festival typically employs a six-month radius clause for performing artists following its April dates, so expect the current lineup to remain unchanged.
The news comes just hours after Coachella Valley reported three new cases of the novel coronavirus, with Riverside County now home to six cases in total.
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Just got some more info, sounds like all of our Coachella work is getting postponed until October. They should be announcing tomorrow, beyond cancellation prolly coming this week too.