Coachella 2020 postponed amid coronavirus fears

Hang up your flower crowns because Coachella 2020 has been silenced.

Amid fears over the deadly coronavirus, Coachella organizers announced Tuesday that the Indio, Calif., festival will not go on as planned.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was scheduled for two weekends next month, the first weekend slated for April 10-12 and the second April 17-19. The festival was set to be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean both weekends.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella … due to COVID-19 concerns,” fest presenters Goldenvoice announced via Twitter. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”

 

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