[This article has been updated. The following was published on March 10, 2020.]
The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18. Read the full statement below.
The annual event was scheduled for the weekends of April 10-12 and April 17-19 in Indio, Calif., but will likely not happen due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
High-level sources tell Billboard that promoter Goldenvoice is trying to save the festival from cancellation and move it to October. TMZ has confirmed with agents for several acts on the bill that the new dates are the consecutive weekends of Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18.
Rescheduling the 20-year-old event won’t be an easy task as it involves hundreds of artists and their representatives, as well as hundreds of contractors and vendors. While not all the performers will be able to make the move, if enough of the headline acts agree, then the festival will be able to proceed in October.
This year’s Coachella headliners include Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine alongside with the scheduled performance of Nigeria’s very own Seun Kuti and his Egypt 80 band.