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Coachella Getting Pushed Back to 2022 Amid Pandemic (Report)

Coachella is reportedly getting pushed back again.

The 2021 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is reportedly being pushed back from October of 2021 to April of 2022, industry sources told Variety.

It’s expected that Stagecoach festival, which takes place the weekend after Coachella, would also move as well, according to the report.

If postponed once again, Coachella will have been moved a total of four times thus far amid the pandemic, having first been scheduled in April of 2020.

“The sources said the reason for the latest postponement is ongoing uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic, even though many promoters and live-entertainment companies are planning for at least a partial resumption of touring in the late summer and fall. However, Coachella regularly sells out its 125,000 per day tickets immediately, and the sheer logistics of more than 100,000 people traveling to and gathering at a single location create immeasurable possibilities for disease transmission,” Variety reported.

“While the October dates are still seven months away, preparations for the festival would begin in earnest soon, and without acts on normal tours — The Weeknd’s After Hours tour is the first major one on the books, and it’s scheduled to begin next January — the challenges of putting together an event on the scale of Coachella is much more daunting.”

That doesn’t mean other festivals can’t happen this fall: multiple events are still plotted in the next coming months.

“There’s a big difference between having two weekend of Coachella in California and throwing a country festival in Florida,” a source told the outlet.

Find out what’s happening with two other big events scheduled for this summer.

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.

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.

Coachella Is Not Happening in 2020 Due to Pandemic (Report)

Coachella is not happening at all in 2020.

After most other live events were postoned and canceled amid the global health crisis, Billboard reported that the tentatively rescheduled 2020 festival would not happen at all this year in a report on Tuesday (June 9).

“It is clear now that live events with fans will not resume for many months and likely not until sometime in 2021,” AEG CEO Dan Beckerman said in a note to employees, according to the outlet.

Billboard added that it’s “also unlikely rescheduled events will take place this year, starting with Coachella, which won’t be returning in October as originally hoped, Billboard has learned. Officials with Goldenvoice are still trying to determine whether the two-weekend, 125,000-person-per-day festival will make a limited-capacity return in April 2021 or a larger, higher capacity comeback in October 2021.”

The report also notes that “about 40%” of ticket buyers requested refunds for this year’s festival.

“AEG officials think they could probably pull off the festival in April at 60% capacity, but are holding off on making a final rescheduling decision until there is more clarity on the pandemic’s overall trajectory,” Billboard adds.

Find out which other events have been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic…

Here's What's Happening With Coachella 2020 Amid Pandemic...

The 2020 Coachella Music Festival is still scheduled to take place later this year following a postponement amid the pandemic – but maybe not for long.

As it stands, the festival is scheduled to take place over two weekends in October.

However, according to sources via Bloomberg, festival organizers are asking artists about their 2021 schedule.

“The organizers of the Coachella music festival are asking artists lined up for the annual event to play in 2021 instead, according to people familiar with the matter, the clearest sign yet that this year’s show will be canceled,” the outlet reported Thursday (May 28).

Some acts have already confirmed, according to the sources, while one source said not all the artists will be asked to return.

“It doesn’t seem likely we are going to open in the fall,” AEG Presents exec Jay Marciano to the New York Times earlier in the week.

Find out what other events were canceled or postponed amid the global health crisis…

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…

coachella lineup

Coachella 2020 Officially Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 Coachella Music Festival is officially postponed.

Following early rumors that the festival would be moved to later this year due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, organizers confirmed reports on Tuesday (March 10) in a statement.

“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,” the message from organizers reads.

Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25.

Click here to see which other events are being cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak.

Read the full statement…