Due to the worldwide pandemic, both Coachella and Stagecoach were postponed and new dates have been revealed.  According to a recent Instagram post, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9-11, 2021 and weekend two, April 16-18, 2021.  As for Stagecoach, that’s been scheduled for April 23-25, 2021.

 

 

 

In a statement made by festival promoter Goldenvoice, it states, “A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 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.”

 

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Coachella’s festival was originally scheduled for April 10-12 and April 17-19.  Both festivals were then pushed back to the weekends of Oct. 9-11, Oct. 16-18 and Oct. 23-25 of 2020, and were cancelled by county health officials.  Riverside Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser explained in a statement, “I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall.  Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward. “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the health of the community.”

 

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According to Billboard, “Music festivals are not permitted to reopen until an effective treatment for the virus is widely available. Coachella and Stagecoach’s 2021 editions are still dependent on local and state government decrees and sources told Billboard earlier this week that the AEG-owned Goldenvoice was determining whether to slate the two-weekend, 125,000-capacity Coachella at likely a limited-capacity return in April 2021 or stage a higher-capacity comeback in October 2021.”

 

 

This year’s headliners included Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine however, this may now change for 2021.

 

 

 

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