UPDATE (11.03.2020): Coachella has confirmed that the festival is moved to the weekends of 09 and 16 October 2020.
“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,” part of the statement reads.
Below is a full statement:
Following the coronavirus outbreak, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival organizers plan to postpone the annual gathering.
A total of six cases of coronavirus were confirmed by authorities in Riverside County. Since then, there have been growing calls that the festival must shut down.
According to reports, the festival is on plans to move to the weekends of 09 and 16 October 2020 – and will carry on the same lineup which was scheduled for April.
“Officials with promoter Goldenvoice are working on a plan to try and move the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, to the weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16 in an attempt to save the event from cancellation amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, according to high level sources, “ Billboard states.
Adding to this, Journalist (New York Magazine/HuffPost), Yashar Ali sent out a tweet to confirm from sources that the festival is moving to October.
Scoop: A source familiar with the arrangements tells me that the Coachella festival will be postponed due to Coronavirus concerns and moved to the weekends of October 9 and 16.
As of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 10, 2020
The festival takes place for two weekends at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California (US), bringing big names from Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris, DaBaby, 21 Savage and Summer Walker to name a few.
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South African jock, Black Coffee is also set to perform at the festival, making his 3rd appearance.