A crowd at Coachella in 2017 (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. 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. Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.”
– statement by Goldenvoice
Indio Mayor Glen Miller also released a statement on the announcement.
“The City of Indio is known as the City of Festivals, and the Coachella and Stagecoach events held annually introduce visitors to the Coachella Valley to the natural beauty, amenities and offerings that make this region such a desirable place to call home,” Miller added. “However, the potential health risks of holding a gathering of a large size must be considered, with the safety of our community being top of mind.”