Major music festival Coachella has officially been postponed, after rumours flew that the festival would be cancelled due to escalating concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The last few days have been rife with speculation over the fate of 2020 Coachella, but while other major events like SXSW and Ultra made their cancellation and/or postponement announcements, Coachella’s management GoldenVoice remained silent.

Today, they released a statement on Coachella’s Twitter account, stating that the festival would be postponed until October 9-11 for the first weekend, with the second weekend running October 16-18.

Stagecoach, the company’s country music festival (which I very, very much want to attend ASAP!) is also being postponed. It will be running October 23-25 2020.

Anyone who purchased tickets to either of the festivals is entitled to a refund if they aren’t able to attend during the October dates.

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“While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously,” GoldenVoice said in their statement.

The 2020 line up features major acts like Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Lana Del Rey. There has been no word as to whether the line up will be changing now the timing of the festival has altered.

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