Coachella 2020 Will Reportedly Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus Fears
Organizers are apparently scrambling to move the April events to October
Published Mar 10, 2020Coachella is reportedly set to postpone its upcoming 2020 events over growing fears of the coronavirus.
While the California festival has not officially made the announcement, sources close to Coachella promoter Goldenvoice have informed various publications, including Billboard, Variety and Pitchfork, that both upcoming weekends in Indio — April 10-12 and April 17-19 — will now be pushed back until the fall.
According to the reports, Coachella may now end up taking place on October 9-11 and October 16-18, with Goldenvoice now in the midst of trying to reschedule both weekends.
Coachella 2020 headliners include Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean, alongside Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, DaBaby, Run the Jewels, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Caribou, Denzel Curry and more.
Stagecoach Festival — a country festival also organized by Goldenvoice — is also reportedly being moved from April to October, Billboard reports.
An official announcement about the fate of both festivals is expected within the next 48 hours.
This adds to an increasingly long list of disrupted events in North America over concerns regarding the deadly coronavirus. Pearl Jam just postponed their North American tour, while last week SXSW announced its cancellation and Miami's Ultra Music Festival was also axed. In the world of film, the forthcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die also had its release delayed until November.
Multiple artists like Green Day, Mac DeMarco, New Order, Avril Lavigne, the National and Wolf Parade have also cancelled various overseas tours due to the coronavirus.
COVID-19 has now killed more than 4,000 people worldwide and infected well over 113,000.