In the wake of the corona virus affecting more countries around the world, the organizers of the popular Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals in Indo, California have announced that while they are not outright canceling the three day music festivals; they will be postponing them for a period of six months where both weekends of Coachella and the one weekend of Stagecoach will all be held in October.

Coachella will be held October 9-11 and 16-18 with Stagecoach taking place on October 23-25.

In a statement Goldenvoice 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.”

All tickets and passes for both events will be honoured for the new dates. For those fans who cannot attend the new festival dates, information for getting refunds will be forthcoming.

There is no word yet as to whether the lineup of performers will change.

After six new cases were diagnosed in Riverside County, the Riverside County Public Health Office Dr. Cameron Kaiser said, “no doubt it will impact many people, but my top priority is to protect the health of the entire community.”

 

feature photo credit: Coachella Facebook page