Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals Canceled Indefinitely Due to Coronavirus

Nearly eight months after Coachella and Stagecoach was postponed for a second time, Riverside County health officials have canceled the festivals indefinitely.

“The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival currently scheduled for April 2021 are hereby canceled,” the county’s public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said in an order on Friday.

Kaiser said that the cancellation is a direct result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and concerns about large gatherings.

“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,” the order said.

The annual festivals were originally scheduled for April 2020, but because of the pandemic were postponed to October.

In June, however, Kaiser announced that the festivals would be postponed once again.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Ashley Boucher