Coachella, Stagecoach cancelled this year over virus concerns
FILE - In this April 14, 2019 file photo, festival-goers attend the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:58PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:06PM EDT
LOS ANGELES - The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been cancelled this year due to coronavirus concerns.
Dr. Cameron Kaiser, Riverside County's public health officer, signed an order Wednesday cancelling the popular festivals outside Palm Springs. Health officials are concerned about a possible surge in coronavirus cases in the fall.
Coachella, a massive music and arts festival, and Stagecoach, a country music event, are typically held in April but were previously postponed until October.
Now, “given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward,” Kaiser said.
Travis Scott, Calvin Harris and Frank Ocean were set to headline Coachella. The Stagecoach lineup included Lil Nas X, Carrie Underwood and Billy Ray Cyrus. Both festivals are held in Indio.