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Coachella's April 2021 Dates Have Been Canceled, New Dates to Be Announced

It was just announced that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival‘s dates for April 2021 have been canceled.

The annual festival did not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The original April 2020 dates were pushed to October 2020, but those dates were canceled altogether.

The headliners for the 2020 festival – Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine – were all announced to return for the 2021 festival. Now, we are awaiting new dates for the festival.

The Stagecoach festival’s April 2021 dates were also canceled.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the public health officer for California’s Riverside County, announced the news on Twitter.

“Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021. We look forward to when the events may return,” his account tweeted.

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Coachella Gets a Tentative 2021 Return Date

Coachella has a tentative new date.

Following the news that the long-running festival will not be happening at all in 2020, promoters confirmed on Thursday (June 11) that Coachella and Stagecoach will be rescheduled for April of 2021 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio Calif.

“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,” the announcement reads.

“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.”

Sources tell Variety that “Goldenvoice realized that this October would be unfeasible for the festivals many weeks ago, and the delay in the announcement was due to consideration over whether it would return in April 2021 with a diminished audience, or October of next year with a full audience.”

Here are all the events that have been postponed or canceled amid the pandemic.

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Coachella & Stagecoach Music Festivals Officially Cancelled in 2020

Coronavirus and the potential for a second wave of COVID-19 has officially caused both the Coachella Music Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival to be cancelled.

Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser signed an order on Wednesday (June 10) making this news official, noting a “possible autumn resurgence” of COVID-19. “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the health of the community,” Dr. Kaiser added.

Both festivals usually take place in April, but were both postponed until October 2020. Now, neither will be taking place this year and it’s unclear when they might return next year.

We previously knew that Coachella would likely not happen based on this info from a few days ago.

Vanessa Hudgens Looks Back at Past Coachellas on the Day It Should've Began This Year

Vanessa Hudgens is known as the queen of Coachella as she always loves getting dressed up in fun outfits at the festival every year.

The annual music festival was supposed to begin TODAY (April 10), but it had to be postponed to October 2020 because of the ongoing health crisis.

Well, Vanessa is taking a trip down memory lane by reminiscing about past Coachellas while she looks ahead to the event this fall, which she’s dubbing “Spookchella.”

“A little Coachella memory. This was one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn. A cause I felt like a fairy and b it was a great way to make space to dance lol 🌴💖 u guys still planning on going in October? To SPOOKCHELLA? Lol,” Vanessa captioned the below post on Instagram.

Vanessa has attended the festival in the past with both friends and ex-boyfriends, including Zac Efron and Austin Butler. See lots of her old photos in the gallery!

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Coachella 2020 Would Have Started Today - This Was the Lineup

The 2020 Coachella Music Festival was scheduled to start TODAY (April 10), but the festival will now be taking place later this year due to the current health crisis.

The festival has been pushed to two weeks in October 2020 and the Stagecoach Music Festival, which focus on country music, will also take place then.

Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean were confirmed to headline the festival this year, but Goldenvoice has not yet announced if they will officially be returning for the postponed festival.

Some of the other highlights on the original lineup included Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Megan Thee Stallion, FKA twigs, Lil Nas X, Lewis Capaldi, and more.

Click the photo in the gallery to see the full original lineup now…

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Lady Gaga Delays 'Chromatica' Release, Reveals She Was Going to Do Surprise Coachella Set

Lady Gaga has announced that her previously announced album Chromatica will be delayed.

“I wanted to tell you, that after a lot of deliberation, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon,” Gaga posted.

“This is such a hectic and scary time for all of us, and while I believe art is one of the strongest things we have to provide joy and healing to each other during times like this, it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic,” she continued.

Gaga added, “Instead, I prefer that we spend this time focusing on finding solutions. It’s important to me that the attention is on getting essential medical equipment to healthcare professionals, making sure kids who depend on public schools for meals get the assistance they need, and that we help those who will be financially impacted by this pandemic.”

In addition, Gaga revealed she had a lot in store for this year, including a secret Coachella set she had planned. Coachella has since been postponed from April until October.

Gaga concluded her message with a reminder to stay home, and a promise we will all be able to celebrate, “dance together, sweat together, hug and kiss each other, and make it the most bombastic celebration of all time” when the album finally is released.

Gaga is also supposed to be going out on tour in support of her album.

Coachella & Coronavirus: Festival Might Move to October 2020

The 2020 Coachella Music Festival is likely going to be pushed back from April to October due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

The festival promoter Goldenvoice is working with officials on a plan to move the festival to the weekends of October 9 and October 16, according to Billboard.

The Stagecoach Music Festival, which always happens the weekend after Coachella’s second weekend, will possibly be moved to the weekend of October 23.

There have already been several cases of Coronavirus in Riverside County, which is where the Coachella fairgrounds are located in California.

Billboard reports that it is unlikely that every artist currently on the lineup will be able to fit the postponed Coachella into their schedules, but if the headliners are able to make it work, the festival will probably be postponed. The outlet says that if the festival is not postponed, it likely will be canceled.

WILL YOU STILL attend Coachella if it takes place in October?