Coachella, Stagecoach planning April 2021 return

Organizers release official statement

A day after Riverside County health officials called off Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 due to growing COVID-19 concerns, organizers Goldenvoice released a statement saying they’re planning to return in April 2021.

“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,” they write.

“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.”

In March, Goldenvoice postponed both events from three weekends in April to three in October 2020 due to COVID-19.

It’s expected both may return to 60% capacity in April 2021. No word on who will be headlining, but NBC Palm Springs reports indicates the company has asked 2020 headliners Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott to hold back for 2021.

Around 40% of Coachella ticketholders had requested refunds after its postponement, according to Billboard.

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