Coachella Music Festival Has Been Postponed Due To Coronavirus

The event is now planned to take place in October

One of the world’s biggest music festivals – Coachella has officially been rescheduled amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The festival takes place in the California desert in April every year, however, it has now been announced that the event will be postponed until October of this year, in a bid to stop further spread of the virus.

The festival was originally organised to take place on the weekends of April 10-12 and April 17-19.

A quarter of a million people attend Coachella each year, and while there have been more than 1,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, officials say their primary concern is to keep the festival’s guests and staff Safe.

Goldenvoice, the festival organisers announced a statement on social media last night, confirming the rescheduling.

The statement included:

“While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff, and community very seriously”

It also continued on to say:

“Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.”

All purchased tickets will be honoured for the new dates, and anyone who bought a ticket but can’t attend the festival in October will be notified on how to obtain a refund in upcoming days.

Hundreds of acts were set to perform at the festival, including Calvin Harris, Travis Scott, and Lana Del Ray.

The event’s headliners Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Rage Against The Machine will all headline the October festival.