With the fear of the novel coronavirus outbreak, multiple events with more than thousands of attendants have been either cancelled or postponed. Coachella, an annual music festival in the US, has been postponed as far back as this October according to organizer Goldenvoice.
Along with the California-based event, another music event by Goldenvoice, Stagecoach, has also been postponed. In his Tuesday statement, Goldenvoice said, “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.”
He continued “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
The Coachella was originally scheduled to run for six days from April 10-12 and then April 17-19. The new schedule is October 9-11 and October 16-18 and the same tickets will be valid for the postponed festival. But refunds will also be honored and information on the latter will come up on March 13.
The same talent lineups were scheduled to perform in April, but with the postponing, people are doubtful the same artists will perform. For example, k-pop group BigBang planned to kick start their comeback during Coachella 2020. The rescheduling will also possibly ruin the major stage debut for smaller artist groups.