High winds will force the delay of the opening of Coachella camp grounds for weekend 2 attendees.

Coachella has released an official statement on the delay, citing “severe winds” lasting until early Friday morning. This will delay campers from their scheduled Thursday arrivals and the event organizer says “high wait times” are to be expected when the camping gates open.

This obviously throws a huge wrench in campers originally arriving on Thursday forcing many to book hotels and change their incoming flights to the festival.

See the statement below and stay safe out there!

The National Weather Service has issued a severe high wind warning beginning Thursday morning lasting through early morning Friday.

Opening of camping is delayed. For everyone’s safety camping will now OPEN on FRIDAY, April 20th at 3am (pending safe conditions).

It is strongly encouraged that you delay your arrival until after weather has passed.

Please be aware you may experience high wait times, staging time in your cars and we will not be able to accommodate wait together, camp together. ABSOLUTELY no campsite set ups, no tent canopies or pop-up tents will be allowed to be put up until high wind has passed.

For more info, keep an eye on the Coachella app and official website.