Coachella Festival Is Postponed Until 2021

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Coachella was postponed from April to October with the hope that concerts would be back up and running by the fall. However, Goldenvoice, the production company behind Coachella, has canceled plans for Coachella in October and is instead looking ahead to spring 2021.


According to Billboard, Goldenvoice is “still trying to determine whether the two-weekend, the 125,000-persons-per-day festival will make a limited-capacity return in April 2021 or a larger, higher capacity comeback in October 2021.”  Some health experts have cautioned that mass gatherings such as concerts and festivals, shouldn’t return to normal capacity until a COVID vaccine is readily available, which likely won’t be the case until 2021. AEG and Live Nation aren’t anticipating live touring to return until the fourth quarter of 2020 at the earliest, and even then, such shows will likely be at a reduced capacity.


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