Coachella’s promoter Goldenvoice is attempting to postpone the festival until October in light of the COVID-19, aka coronavirus, outbreak and its impact on the music events industry, according to Billboard.
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Coachella is due to take place in California across the weekends of April 10 and April 17. However, in light of a number of large-scale events in the US being forced to cancel or postpone due to fears about the spread of coronavirus, Coachella has opened conversations to move its 250,000 capacity festival to a later date in the year.
Postponing the festival would be a mammoth task, with the bookings of hundreds of vendors, contractors and artists, including headliners Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine and Travis Scott, needing to be re-agreed if they are to be present in October.
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A decision is expected to be made in the next 48 hours. If a postponement cannot be agreed, Coachella’s 2020 edition will most likely be cancelled.
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