Coachella has officially announced it will be postponed until October 2020, following the increasing spread of coronavirus.
The festival's organisers Goldenvoice have issued a statement revealing the Californian event will now take place on the consecutive weekends of October 9-11 and October 16-18.
Originally, Coachella was scheduled to take place this April, with headliners Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean. The move also applies to Goldenvoice's country music event Stagecoach, which moves from April 24-26 to October 23-25/
“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,” Goldenvoice’s statement read.
“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.”
All tickets for the events will be honoured for the rescheduled dates, with information on refunds available by Friday, 13th March.