Coachella and Stagecoach Fests Officially Canceled for 2020 by Promoter Goldenvoice

The sun sets on Coachella as 2020 fest is canceled - Photo by Jason Persse
The sun sets on Coachella as 2020 fest is canceled - Photo by Jason Persse

Edited by JOHN DALY

Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have been officially canceled for 2020 by promoter Goldenvoice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release issued Thursday but dated June 10, the promoter addressed the public indicating the Indio festival which was postponed to October, would not take place at all in 2020. Stagecoach Festival will also be canceled for this year.

“Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled,” the statement reads. “This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.

“A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.

“All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.”

For more information go to the Coachella website.