We just heard the news about EDC Vegas getting postponed until October, and now it seems like Coachella has bitten the dust (for 2022).
According to sources, the festival, which had not confirmed its move to October, is pushing to April 2022.
According to Variety, two sources with knowledge of the situation have reported that because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, postponing is the better move for both Coachella and Stagecoach.
The two festivals, spanning over three weekends in Indio, CA, brings over 100,000 annually from both around the country and around the world. With vaccines rolling out in the United States and less frequency around the world, we have no idea if such a large scale event that involves so much travel could happen safely.
Other festivals are popping up as on the go around the country in other states. Life is Beautiful in Vegas, festivals in Florida, and others are selling tickets and proceeding as planned. In states where the COVID restrictions are loosening up and there are less people from around the world, the possibilities of festivals this year stay alive.
Live Nation predicted that small concerts and outdoor events would be able to return by the summer, with the hope that larger events could come back. But for now, Coachella won’t be one of them.
Neither Goldenvoice nor AEG have confirmed or comment, and there is nothing on the website with any updates. Hopefully, for ticket holders sake, there are answers soon.