After postponing the 2020 edition of Coachella due to the pandemic, Goldenvoice is reportedly looking to reschedule to fall dates in 2021.
Back in March, two of the first major festivals in North America that were forced to postpone their spring editions to the fall were Coachella and Stagecoach. The initial postponement to dates in October stemmed from a decision by officials in Riverside County who had concerns about safety for attendees and the local population. Then, in June, the 2020 editions of the festivals were canceled entirely as the pandemic continued to rage on.
While new spring dates were announced for 2021 that gave hope to festival-goers that the situation might be better at that time, as the world continued to press on into the latter half of 2020 the viability of running the festival remained uncertain. Today, Rolling Stone is reporting that Coachella is already eyeing dates to move to in the fall of next year, citing sources who have direct contact with Goldenvoice and parent company AEG.
“Frankly, they were supposed to announce [the change] over Labor Day. They hadn’t. And they were supposed to announce at the end of September — they hadn’t,” an unnamed source who works at a major talent agency told Rolling Stone. They went on to say that the new dates that have been held for the planned move would be over the first three weeks of October due to scheduling for the availability of artists.
When Rolling Stone reached out, representatives from AEG, Goldenvoice, and Riverside County declined to comment on the move. As of publishing, no official move has been announced on any of their platforms either. We’ll update this post when more information becomes available.
Other festivals that have announced the cancellation of their 2021 editions include Envision and Tomorrowland Winter, while Bonnaroo has rescheduled their June dates to September. Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.
Source: Rolling Stone