Coachella issues statement about 2020 cancellation
After reports began circulating that Coachella and Stagecoach would not happen in 2020 on their rescheduled dates in October, Riverside County, CA confirmed last night that the festivals were off for this year. Now Coachella has issued an official statement about its cancellation, which you can read in full below.
Organizers were reportedly deciding between a limited-capacity return for Coachella in April 2021, or a higher-capacity return in October 2021. The festival is now set to happen, as usual, in April, with weekend one on April 9-11, 2021 and weekend two on April 16-18, 2021, but no word on what the capacities will be.
Coachella also mentions a "new lineup" in its statement. Whether it will contain artists from the original 2020 lineup announced in January, that featured Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, Thom Yorke, Run The Jewels, Calvin Harris, Flume, Lil Uzi Vert, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, FKA twigs, Brockhampton, Big Sean, City Girls, Caribou, Swae Lee, Daniel Caesar, Ari Lennox, Charli XCX, and others, remains to be seen.
Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.
A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9-11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16-18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23-25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can't wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.
All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.