Coachella delayed over coronavirus ‘fears’

Coachella delayed over coronavirus ‘fears’

Coachella have announced they are delaying their music arts festival to later this year over the coronavirus outbreak. 

The annual music event had been scheduled to take place in April with Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean headlining. 

But it has now been pushed back to October over health and safety concerns. 

Announcing the news in a statement, promoter GoldenVoice said on Tuesday: ‘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.’ 

They added: ‘Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honoured 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.’ 

This is a breaking news story and is developing.

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