According to reports from Forbes, Variety, and TMZ, the organizers of Coachella have officially postponed the music festival Tuesday afternoon, due to the rising reports of coronavirus topping 115,000 globally. The event was originally scheduled for the weekends of April 10-12th and April 17-19th, but will now be held October 9-11th and 16-18th instead.
The New York Times has counted 167 cases of the coronavirus in California and two deaths, so many were striving for the event’s cancellation and for the attendees to “protect ourselves and California residents by doing the right thing before it’s too late”. More than 18,000 people had signed a Change.org petition for the event’s cancellation to occur.
The festival’s headliners Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean are reportedly all participating on the new date, but we’re still waiting on Coachella’s official statement to hear about the other lineups such as the two Korean groups, BIG BANG and Epik High.