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It’s official, Coachella and Stagecoach have officially been postponed due to coronavirus concerns and public health emergency.


The growing concern over the spread of coronavirus has continued to be on the minds of many who were planning to head to Palm Springs this April for Coachella and Stagecoach. Last week saw Ultra Miami, SXSW, Tomorrowland Winter, and Ultra Abu Dhabi cancel their plans and this week has already seen Winter Music Conference and Get Lost Miami postponed as well.

Earlier this week, officials from Riverside County declared a public health emergency and multiple cases have surfaced since. Now, after the murmurs of a postponement until October, Goldenvoice has released their official statement on the status of both festivals. Coachella is officially moving to the weekends of October 9-11 and 16-18, while Stagecoach will move to October 23-25.

The official notice which was posted on Coachella’s website and across social media states, “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.”

Attendees who purchased passes for the two festivals this year will be able to attend during the rescheduled dates in October as all passes will be honored. Those who will not be able to attend the new dates will be able to obtain a refund, with communications for all purchasers being sent via email by Friday, March 13.

No details have been released regarding how Goldenvoice will retain the artists on the lineup for Coachella and Goldenvoice. Sources have said they are working to retain as many artists on the lineup that was set to feature Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Lane 8, Calvin Harris, Duck Sauce, and more.

Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations from around the world as we continue to follow the impact the coronavirus has on the festival season this year.

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