As cases of COVID-19 continues to increase, Riverside County officials have announced on Jan. 29 the postponement of Coachella — again. The decision was based on the protection of fans and the community from an outbreak of the virus.
“The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival currently scheduled for April 2021 are hereby canceled,” the Order by health officials read.
The Order also stated that officials are aware that the festival attractions other countries and states, causing a greater chance of spread. Although many productions have developed safe concert settings for people, concerts have yet to resume due to regulations with capacity.
“This order is intended to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19,” the Order read. “If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk.”
Coachella has been pushed back again for the third time since the start of the Coronavirus. Fans had hoped to attend the festival in October 2020 after being postponed from the original April 2020 date. Then shortly after, it was pushed back for 2021 and now again.
Recently, Coachella released merchandise available for fans to purchase. It included long sleeves, sweaters, t-shirts, baby onesies and more. Head to the official website to shop for your merch.
There has yet to be a new official date for the music festival.
— Coachella (@coachella) December 2, 2020