Coachella, Stagecoach and other music festivals postponed over coronavirus concerns

Some of music's largest events will be delayed over coronavirus concerns.


Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will postpone the event, until October, over the spread of COVID-19, concert promoter Golden Voice says.

Stagecoach, an outdoor country music festival, will also be postponed over public health concerns.

Dates for Coachella will now be moved to October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17, and 18, 2020.

Stagecoach has now been moved to October 23, 24 and 25, 2020.

Coachella, which typically attracts about 100,000 attendees per day, had been set to take place April 10-12 and 17-19 in Indio, California.


The date change follows last week's cancellation of South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Both events, which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors, join a host of others -- from concert tour legs to conferences -- that have canceled or rescheduled plans as the number of global cases of coronavirus continues to climb.

Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean were scheduled to headline Coachella.

Other artists set to perform had included Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Lewis Capaldi, Charlie XCX, Flume, 21 Savage, Lana Del Rey and Lil Nas X.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee has been postponed to the fall due to the virus. It will now be held September 24-27 instead, three months after it had originally been planned.