the coronavirus crisis
Amid fears over the new COVID-19 coronavirus, Coachella may be headed toward a six-month delay.
Organizers of the annual music festival in California, which is currently set to begin on April 10, are in talks to postpone it due to coronavirus concerns, Rolling Stone reports. One source told the outlet that after Austin's South by Southwest was called off, and after new cases were reported in Riverside County, this "really changed everyone's tune."
Journalist Yashar Ali previously reported that Coachella will be postponed to October, with Ali saying that "as of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform."
Meanwhile, Billboard also reports that this October move for the festival is being discussed, though they say it's "not a done deal" and that "organizers hope to know within the next 48 hours if the move is possible." If it's not, Billboard says, the event "will likely be canceled." The Stagecoach Festival is also reportedly in talks to either move to October or be canceled entirely.