As previously reported by multiple sources, Goldenvoice will in fact be rescheduling the 2020 editions of Coachella and Stagecoach due to the coronavirus. Read a message from them below:
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 19, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored 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.
Coachella is now scheduled to take place on October 9-11 and October 16-18, while Stagecoach has been moved to October 23-25. Original tickets will be honored, and unlike SXSW and Ultra Music Festival, refunds will be available to those who can no longer attend.
The rescheduled dates mean that weekend one of Coachella now overlaps with weekend two of ACL Festival, whose lineup is still to be announced.
Speaking of lineups, there's been no official word as of yet on how the new dates will affect Coachella's and Stagecoach's; stay tuned for more information on that. Rage Against The Machine, Frank Ocean, and Travis Scott are currently scheduled to headline Coachella, while Stagecoach has Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church set to headline.
As Los Angeles Times reports, there are currently 157 confirmed cases of coronavirus in California, including at least four in Riverside County, where Coachella is held.