The Coachella music festival, one of the most important in the world, will not celebrate its next edition in April as a precaution against the alarm by the coronavirus, which has forced the meeting to be postponed until next October.
“Under the direction of local health authorities we must sadly confirm the postponement of Coachella and Stagecoach because of the concern caused by Covid-19,” the organization said today in a statement posted on its social networks.
The new dates of Coachella, which is celebrated in California during two weekends, will be October 9, 10 and 11, and on the 16, 17 and 18 of that same month.
His sister festival, Stagecoach, will now be organized from October 23 to 25.
Initially, Coachella was going to be celebrated as every year in the middle of spring, from April 10 to 12 and from 17 to 19 of the same month.
“This decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our assistants, team and community very seriously,” said the letter in which everyone is encouraged to “follow the guidelines and prevention protocols indicated by The authorities”.
All tickets purchased for April will be valid in October, the organization promised, which will have information from March 13 for those who want to recover their money and return the passes.
Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine, Calvin Harris, Thom Yorke and Lana del Rey were several of the headliners for this edition of Coachella, which at the moment has not announced changes in its scheduled musical offer.
Confirmation comes after knowing last week that two of the most important musical events in the US, the SXSW festival in Austin (Texas) and the Ultra Music Festival in Miami (Florida) were also canceled by the coronavirus.
In addition, Madonna canceled two concerts in Paris, Maluma in Greece, the stars of the K-pop BTS in South Korea and the bands Green Day and A-ha did the same with their tour of Asia, among other musical artists affected by the crisis .