With businesses slowly beginning to open up, after a few months of shutdown from COVID-19, many people were hoping concerts, and bigger events would resume. Regrettably, that’s not the case for Coachella 2020 or Stagecoach. The team announced on Friday, June 12, that there will no longer be an event held in October 2020, but instead, April 2021.
The announcement mentioned that the Coachella team had originally expected to hold the event in October in hope that things would be in a better state. However, they felt that it would be safer for everyone, including fans, staff, artists, and the communities around in the area to push it back. They also mentioned that those who already bought their passes would be honored at the event in 2021.
Some of the artists that were expected to perform at the 2020 Coachella included Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Calvin Harris, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Lana Del Ray, Roddy Ricch and many more. The Country artists for Stagecoach included Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Eric Church, and several more.
The Instagram post also stated that they regret having to take a year off from the festival, but can expect to see everyone next year. The new dates for Coachella are anticipated to take place on April 9 through 11, 2021, as weekend one, and April 16 through 18, 2021. The new weekend dates for Stagecoach will take place on the following weekend of April 23 through 25, 2021.
Those who bought their tickets this year also have the option of keeping them for 2021 or can receive a refund.