Coachella 2021 has been postponed

The festival was cancelled for the first time in 20 years in 2020.


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The Coachella Music And Arts Festival, which was slated to take place in April in Indio, California, has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event’s sister festival, the country-music-focused Stagecoach Country, has also been postponed.

It’s the third delay the festival has seen. Last year, it was initially postponed to October, as the scope of the pandemic became evident. However, on 10 June, public health officials signed an order to cancel the 2020 edition completely.

This latest cancellation comes after the signing of a public health order on 29 January. January 2021 was one of the worst months on record for coronavirus in California, with the seven-day average of cases peaking at over 40,000 mid-month.

Last year’s edition of the festival would have notably seen the live return of Rage Against The Machine following their reunion, as well as other headliners Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and Lana Del Rey.

There’s no word as to when the festival might take place. Its delay comes after the cancellation of Glastonbury festival in the UK.

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