Coronavirus continues to startle major cities and events.
Inside reports reveal that both Coachella Festival and Stagecoach Music Festival will be announcing scheduling postponement due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Further reports suggest Goldenvoice is developing a new strategy to re-schedule for consecutive weekends in early October — eyeing an Oct. 9 start.
For several years Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has repeated the same lineup over two weekends place April 10-12 and again April 17-19.
The scheduled nightly headliners were:
Rage Against the Machine
Stagecoach, one of the nation’s biggest annual country music festivals
was dated to follow on the same location in Indio April 24-26, with…
2016’s Desert Trip festival, otherwise known as Oldchella, a hugely profitable successful music gathering that was held in the fall — from October 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 — at the same site as Coachella and Stagecoach: Indio’s Empire Polo Club (polo is only played at that location from January to March).
Desert Trip featured:
and The Who
on the bill and grossed more than $160 million.
The Coachella Valley and the city of Indio have the accommodations to receive tens of thousands of attendees. So far local government hasn’t forced a cancelation of Coachella or Stagecoach due to coronavirus, while five cases reported in Riverside County push it closer to a fait accompli.
By moving the festivals as opposed to canceling them, Goldenvoice — and parent company AEG — could shield itself from having to trigger cancelation insurance that may or may not cover communicable diseases.