If you were holding out hope that the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals could be in your future due to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it looks like you’ll have to wait until 2022. Coachella and Stagecoach were originally slated to be held in April 2020, but were then postponed to October. Since then, they’ve been rescheduled once again for April 2021, and now, the festivals have been officially canceled indefinitely.
Both festivals were canceled after a public health order released by Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the county public health officer for Riverside, CA.
Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021. We look forward to when the events may return. https://t.co/YAIn8uTea9
— Dr. Cameron Kaiser (@RivCoDoc) January 29, 2021
There is no word yet on when the festivals might be rescheduled, though Billboard has reported they may be moved to October 2021. The ultimate fate of the festivals will depend on the vaccine rollout in the US — especially in California — and the speed with which people get vaccinated.