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Coachella confirms postponement of festival due to coronavirus

Coachella will now take place in October due to COVID-19

  • Harvey Reynolds
  • 11 March 2020
Coachella confirms postponement of festival due to coronavirus

Coachella promoter Goldenvoice has confirmed the postponement of the festival due to COVID-19, aka coronavirus.

News of Coachella's potential postponement was reported yesterday and it's now been confirmed the California festival will take place from October 9 to 11 and October 16 to 18. It was originally scheduled for the weekends of April 7 and 10, with the likes of Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Koffee, Caribou, Black Coffee, Yaeji and more due to play.

The decision to postpone the festival was directed by the County of Riverside, as stated by Goldenvoice in a Facebook post.

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Tickets will still be valid for the later date, with purchasers being told on March 13 about the refund process if they're unable to attend the rescheduled date. Neighbouring festival Stagecoach has also been rescheduled, while other events cancelled include alongside Ultra Music Festival and SXSW.

Having heard the news of Coachella's rescheduling, Tesla head honcho and progressive house producer Elon Musk tweeted what he thinks of the festival's "sucking" vibe.

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Coachella simply responded with 'lol' and a photo of Jaden Smith performing atop a Tesla car at the festival.

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Head to the Coachella website for more information.

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