Coachella Festival canceled due to the Corona Virus outbreak.
One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Coachella Festival, gets postponed amid the coronavirus outbreak. In the United States alone, there’s been well over 1000 COVID-19 cases with 28 confirmed deaths.
The event was scheduled to be held in April 2020, next month, in the California desert, but now uncertainty looms over whether or not it will actually end up being held this year. 'Rage Against the Machine' and 'Frank Ocean' were set to be amongst the headliners on this year’s festival. Additionally, the likes of Lana Del Rey, Travis Scott, and Calvin Harris were set to perform.
Local Authorities requested the organizers to postpone it until normal service resumes. Goldenvoice, the event’s organizer, subsequently pushed back the date to October.
Coachella is not the only event that’s been hit. A similar country music festival organized by the same organization, Stagecoach, is postponed to October from April.
In a statement, Goldenvoice said:
While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously.
The official new dates for Coachella Festival include the weekends of October 9th, 10th, and 11th, followed by October 16th, 17th, 18th. Likewise, Stagecoach will take place on October 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Last year, 250k people attended the Coachella Festival while 70k attended Stagecoach.
The event organized reassured anyone seeking a refund will get details on the procedures by 13th March.
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