The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been postponed.
The famous festival – which was supposed to take place in April – and its sister festival Stagecoach have been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Riverside County Public Health has confirmed.
Dr. Riverside County’s Health Officer Cameron Kaiser issued an order that read: “This order recognizes that both the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Music Festival are music concerts and gatherings of international scale that attract hundreds of thousands of people Participants from many countries, including several disproportionately affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. This arrangement is designed to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19 and thereby slow the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide. If COVID-19 At these festivals, the size, number of attendees and the type of venue would make it impossible, if not impossible, to track down those who may be at risk.
Coachella was supposed to take place between April 9-11, 2021, with the second weekend scheduled for April 16-18, 2021. Stagecoach was scheduled for April 23-25, 2021.
Coachella received a provisional return flight date for 2021 as early as June 2020.
Dr. Kaiser said: “I am concerned as there is mounting evidence that COVID-19 may worsen in the fall. In addition, events like Coachella and Stagecoach would fall under Governor Newsom’s Level 4, which he previously stated had treatments or a vaccine would be needed Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would be uncomfortable moving forward. These decisions are not made lightly knowing that many people will be affected. My first priority is community health. “