The 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has officially been postponed until October of this year due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
The organizer of the festival, Goldenvoice, made the announcement Tuesday evening in a statement.
The popular festival’s first weekend will now take place on October 9th, 10th, and 11th and the second weekend will take place on October 16th, 17th, and 18th. Customers who already bought tickets will have those tickets honored for the new dates.
The statement said: “At the direction of the county of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
The country music festival Stagecoach, which takes place at the same venue as Coachella in Indio, California, is also being rescheduled to October. Stagecoach will now take place on the weekend of October 23rd. Both Stagecoach and Coachella were originally scheduled for April.