Desert Hearts Festival 2018
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Desert Hearts has announced that the 8th edition of their spring festival has been postponed until October amid the coronavirus outbreak.


There are few words that can accurately describe the past few weeks in the festival scene and one of them is surreal. After the concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak swelled and the first few dominos fell, a flurry of festival postponements or cancellations came soon after. Now, Desert Hearts Festival has announced that they will be postponing their upcoming edition until the fall.

The Desert Hearts crew was already rocked by the coronavirus outbreak as two shows, one in San Diego and the other in San Francisco, had to be postponed due to COVID-19. Much like the two standalone shows, their renowned festival has now fallen victim to the same fate as many others and will be postponed until October 22-26.

In true Desert Hearts form, their statement also included an uplifting message for those who might feel downtrodden by the current state of affairs. “We understand that right now as human beings we’re headed into uncharted territories and things are about to get really strange,” the message reads. “But let’s take a little comfort in the fact that we’re all going through this together.”

All passes purchased for the April edition will be valid in October. Anyone who cannot attend the new dates will be able to get a refund as well by emailing tickets(a)deserthearts.us for more information and to start the process.

This year’s edition of Desert Hearts Festival was originally set to take place from April 23-27. Artists had yet to be announced on the lineup, with the DH crew even teasing the idea of not releasing one ahead of the festival itself.

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

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