- This year's Coachella may not be happening at all. Reports suggest it will be postponed to 2021.
The yearly pilgrimage to the desert may not be happening this year. Coachella was one of the major events that got canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic which alerted people to how serious the situation was.
According to Bloomberg, festival organizers are looking into rescheduling the festival for next year and have begun to reach out to artists who were slated to appear this year for next year’s plans. Not every artist scheduled this year has been asked to play next year. The event will go back to its usual April weekend time slots.
This year’s line up included Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean, and Travis Scott, in addition to Lana Del Rey, Thom Yorke, FKA twigs, Danny Elfman, Lil Uzi Vert, and Run the Jewels, among many others.
Coachella has originally rescheduled the event to take place in October of this year but as California is dealing with a slower reopening pace, it wouldn’t seem likely it would happen. Small gathering operating at 25% capacity is currently allowed.
Coachella has not made a formal announcement of the postponement but according to Bloomberg, Goldenvoice needs to settle financial and insurance issues first. According to what is known, 2020 ticketholders will be able to transfer their tickets to next year’s festival.
Major festivals around the world including Glastonbury canceled for the year and chose to postpone. Spain’s Primavera Sound moved to 2021 as the country was heavily hit by the pandemic. They recently announced their 2021 lineup which includes a lot more acts.