The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been officially canceled for 2020. The festival was initially postponed, with the hopes of it happening in October. Unfortunately, it looks like the fall festival season might be completely canceled before it even starts. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser chose to cancel the festival due to COVID-19 concerns.
The lineup for Coachella 2020 was scheduled to have performances from Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine, Calvin Harris, Tchami, Slander, Flume, Louis the Child, Duke Dumont, Lost Kings, Frank Ocean, and more. Coachella took their cancellation announcement to Instagram and posted the following:
Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners, and everyone involved in the festival. A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9-11, 2021, and weekend two will be April 16-18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23-25, 2021.
Soon, Coachella will share their new lineup along with any other information they come across. So be on the lookout. If you purchased a 2020 pass, it will be honored for Coachella 2021. For those who would like a refund, expect to receive an email by June 15 with further instructions. We don’t know what the future holds for us and COVID-19, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. On the bright side, when the festival season is back in full swing, the energy and the vibes will be insane. So stay strong. And remember: soon we will be able to dance in the desert again when it’s safe.