Along with Stagecoach Music Festival, Coachella have announced their return after cancelling this years festivals due to COVID-19.
Coachella will be returning next year – at least, that’s the plan for now. They had originally rescheduled the festival from April to October but with the ongoing issues stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic the possibility of any large gatherings are small – at least for those concerned about health and safety.
They announced this week that any plans for 2020 are now officially cancelled. Riverside Public Health Officer, Dr. Cameron Kaiser said: “I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall. I would not be comfortable moving forward.”
He added: “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the health of the community. My first priority is the health of the community.”
Stagecoach, the country music festival, has also now announced that it won’t be taking place this year and is hoping to return in 2021 instead. It’s the first year since 2000 that Coachella hasn’t taken place and the festival has become notable as one of the largest in the world with one of the most astonishingly large and notable set lists.