Coachella, Stagecoach canceled for 2021

Both were expecting to return at 60% capacity

The Coachella and Stagecoach festivals set for April 2021 in Indio, CA are once again canceled. The Riverside County Health Department made the cancellation public on Friday (Jan 29th), citing concerns of the fall resurgence of COVID-19.

The order has been issued based on “concerns of a fall resurgence of COVID-19 both within the County of Riverside and worldwide, scientific evidence regarding the most effective approach to slow transmission of communicable diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically, and best practices as currently known and available to protect the public from the risk of spread of or exposure to COVID-19,” health officials state.

Both festivals attract hundreds of thousands of attendees from many countries, including several disproportionately afflicted by the worldwide COVID-19 epidemic.

The order has been issued to “reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, thereby slowing the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide. 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.”

In March of 2020, Goldenvoice postponed both events from three weekends in April to three in October 2020 due to COVID-19. Both were canceled in June with hopes of returning in April 2021 with a capacity of 60%.

Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott were set to headline in 2020. Goldenvoice has yet to comment as of press time.

More details as they become available.

Buddy Iahn
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