Don’t break out the glitter and fedora hats just yet…
Is it even Spring without Coachella? The popular music festival has been postponed to later this fall amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak which continues to shake up cities around the globe. The event organizers, Goldenvoice, released an official statement on their website and twitter, Tuesday afternoon:
— Coachella (@coachella) March 10, 2020
The massive three-day music festival will now be held over the course consecutive weekends in about seven months — October 9-11 and October 16-18. Coachella’s sister festival, the country music oriented Stagecoach Festival, will also be postponed to October taking place the weekend of October 23-25.
Those who anticipated making the trip to the desert next month and can’t accommodate the sudden date change will be informed on how to request a refund as soon as March 13. That’s not to say that all of their arrangments, such as hotels, Airbnbs, and flights will be as forgiving.
Indio, California is only two hours away from Los Angeles, making it an easy and highly expected road trip for locals and music lovers alike over the years. This year’s festival planned to have headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean perform both weekends alongside dozens of various household names and on-the-rise artists.
Sadly, Angelenos won’t be able to welcome warmer days by dancing on open fields of grass until their flash tattoos fade away in a few weeks. We don’t exactly know how we feel about Coachella in the fall, but to be quite honest… we’re intrigued.
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