Music festivals have been postponed time and time again since COVID-19 has hit. Although we’ve been fortunate to have online concerts and streams, it’s nothing compared to the in-person experience that we all miss.
But that experience might have to wait a little longer since Coachella will most likely be pushed back further into 2021.
Concert goers usually attend the Coachella festival in April of each year, but that seems to be still too early due to the pandemic. According to Rolling Stones, a source, who works for the festival, told the publication that Coachella was supposed to announce a new date several times, but they haven’t.
The new date is expected to be the first or second week of October 2021, as heard by Goldenvoice CEO and Coachella founder Paul Tollett’s office, according to the source.
“Frankly, they were supposed to announce [the change] over Labor Day,” the source told Rolling Stones. “They hadn’t. And they were supposed to announce at the end of September — they hadn’t.”
The several sources also shared that the festival was still working on how to go about hosting the event, since artists are hesitant to attend, just as workers are.
“It’s going to be really challenging for the artists to decide because multiple factors always come in,” the source expressed. “What does the paycheck look like, what does the moment look like?” the source says. “Most, if not everyone, are watching what Coachella does. A lot of people are going to wait to see what they do before they really solidify their plans and either have to compete with artists or renegotiate.”
According to the article, the CEO or Coachella has yet to comment on the source’s information. A new date is yet to be announced, but as the pandemic is still in motion, it would not be surprising if it’s further out.