As the US continues to battle the Coronavirus, many music festivals and large scale events have been forced to reschedule or cancel indefinitely.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival usually takes place in Indio every April, but due to the pandemic the festival was forced to reschedule to October of this year, then rescheduling once again to April 2021. However, Rolling Stone is now reporting that the festival, which attracts nearly 100,000 attendees, will be pushed back to October 2021.
Sources close to the festival say the announcement was supposed to come over Labor Day Weekend, but for some reason that did not come to fruition. Coachella is said to be in the process of rebooking all of the talent, but there might be some scheduling conflicts once the festival happens, hopefully in October 2021.
According to Rolling Stone, “The source says they have heard from Goldenvoice CEO and Coachella founder Paul Tollett’s office that the new date will either be in the first or second week of October 2021, “but they are holding the first three weeks to be safe” as not all artists have confirmed availability.”
This would be the third time the festival has had to reschedule as the crisis continues on. Many festivals might see the same fate as there still isn’t a vaccine or widespread rapid-testing available.
We’ll of course keep you updated as new information becomes available.