Organizers have just made the push to October official, saying, “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.”
They continue, “All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.”
TMZ has confirmed agents for several acts booked for Coachella have been told the new dates are the consecutive weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. The festival’s promoter, Goldenvoice, is in the process now of informing reps for all the acts. The official announcement will likely come once that’s done.
The massive music festival was originally scheduled for the weekends of April 10 and April 17, but it’s now going the way of several other festivals that are either postponing or pulling the plug altogether.
South by Southwest canceled last week, as did the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Even live touring legend Pearl Jam just announced it would postpone its upcoming spring dates.
County music fans gotta change their travel plans too — the Stagecoach festival is postponing from April 24 to October 23.
All of this comes on the heels of other major shifts due to coronavirus fears. TMZ broke the story … Justin Bieber is moving several of his stadium tour dates to arenas to ensure they can fill the venues, even with reduced ticket sales amid the crisis.