Looks like you’ll have to completely redo your festival wardrobe for a new season, but you’ll have the time. Just days after the organizers of SXSW decided to cancel this year’s events in Austin over concerns about the spread of coronavirus, Goldenvoice has announced the postponement of its two biggest festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach, until October from their original April dates. The organizer’s statement reads:
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.
Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.
This year’s Coachella lineup includes headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine in their much-anticipated reunion. Other performers include Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Doja Cat, Lil Uzi Vert, Megan Thee Stallion, Roddy Ricch and Thom Yorke, among so many others. Stagecoach, which kicks off April 24, features musicians like Carrie Underwood , Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, Midland, Alan Jackson, ZZ Top, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X. It’s currently unclear who will perform at the new dates.
Rolling Stone reported Monday night that the cancellation of SXSW and recent COVID-19 cases in California’s Riverside County “really changed everyone’s tune” on going forward with Coachella and Stagecoach in April, making cancellation or postponement a clearer reality after the weekend.