Amid growing coronavirus concerns, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has decided to officially postpone the 2020 edition.
Over the past week or so, the live music industry has been struggling with how to deal with with heath scare which has resulted in over 105,000 cases around the world and about 4,000 in death toll. Last week, the popular music and tech festival SXSW canceled its latest edition originally set to take place this month. SXSW provided Austin with an economic impact at about $356 million last year while Coachella’s estimates are over $1 billion worldwide.
The news of SXSW’s cancellation followed similar outcome of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival on March 4. The Coachella festival was supposed to take place over two weekends from Apr 10 – Apr 19 2020 in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Grounds. It will now take place on the weekends of October 9th, 10th and 11th and 16th, 17th and 18th.
Coachella 2020 headliners included Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott. Some of the other artists taking the stage across two weekends were Lil Uzi Vert, FKA twigs, DaBaby, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, City Girls, Roddy Ricch, 21 Savage, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Big Sean, Swae Lee, Noname, and more. No word yet on how the lineups will be affected.