Southern California Music Festivals Go Dark As Coronavirus Fears Linger
Originally scheduled for April, these massive music and arts events that take place in the desert area around Palm Springs was originally rescheduled for October. However, with the threat of coronavirus still a part of everyone’s lives and bowing to California’s four-phased approach, Riverside Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser made the announcement.
At the same time, promoter Goldenvoice did announce dates for the 2021 festivals. Coachella will be limited to one weekend, April 9-11, and Stagecoach is scheduled for April 23-25. Tickets purchased for this year’s event will be honored next year.
Here is the statement from Goldenvoice, on Coachella and Stagecoach:
“Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.
“A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.
“All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”