Coachella Festival’s planned return for April 2021 has been canceled. According to Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the public health officer for Riverside County where the annual festival is held every year.
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
The postponement is the third time the massive two-weekend festival has had to change dates due to concerns over coronavirus. Last March, the festival’s April dates with headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine were postponed until early October. Then, in June, the October dates were canceled as well.
Planned for April 9-11 and 16-18 this year, there really wasn’t a feasible option to holding the event at the time. The question on Coachella and fans’ minds will be, when will they reschedule to? With the vaccine rolling out, events in America will slowly be re-introduced. Give that they have already canceled three times, they would not want to do it again. Coachella in April of 2022 seems to be achievable, but we’ll have to wait and see.