Everything seems to be placed on hold since the Coronavirus has hit the whole world. Unfortunately, that goes for festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach, where many people from different parts of the country gather for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On March 10, officials announced that Coachella will be postponed until the weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 18. This happens just after several well-known artists pulled from the SXSW Festival line-up to avoid any safety issues from happening.
Coachella’s reps took to social media to share with concert-goers and the public that the event and Stagecoach were rescheduled for Oct. 23, due to Riverside, CA health authorities. It also mentioned that everyone who bought tickets would be granted tickets for the postponed event, or have the option for a refund.
The lineup for Coachella included headliners of Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine and more. As for Stagecoach, it included Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, and several more country singers.
Fans were not too happy with the decisions made by officials and wanted to continue the festival. They all took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the postponed event and questioned if the lineup would remain the same.
Expect every major US music festival to follow suit. @RollingLoud, @Lollapalooza will follow soon. Coachella will be canceled, postponing is merely a desperate attempt to keep it alive for the year.
Consider the 2020 music festival season done.
— peter (@sinatraswinery) March 10, 2020
@CalvinHarris YOU BETTER BE THERE OR IMA FIGHT
— Denise (@FuckenDenise) March 10, 2020
Buuuuut will the lineup be the same?
— Paulina 🌼 (@partaypaul) March 10, 2020
There are many factors authorities had to take into consideration while making this decision for the events. It’s best to remain cautious during this time, where the world still doesn’t know how to overcome the pandemic just yet.