The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the concert and festival business. Following intense speculation, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has now been officially postponed, along with its sister country music event, Stagecoach.
Coachella, which was set to take place in Indio, California, on the weekends of April 10th and April 17th, will now be held on the weekends of October 9th and October 16th. There's no word yet on whether the lineup, which was supposed to include a headlining performance from Rage Against The Machine, will remain intact.
California has confirmed over 167 coronavirus cases and two deaths as of Tuesday (March 10th). Riverside County, which includes the small town of Indio where Coachella takes place, has declared a public health emergency and announced a total of six cases of COVID-19 at press time.