The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2021, which is scheduled for April 9-11 and April 16-18, has been canceled by the health officer in Riverside County, California. Dr. Cameron Kaiser tweeted a link to the order citing California and Riverside County’s health and safety regulations and canceled the festival on the scheduled dates, “based on the fall COVID-19 resurgence in both Riverside County as well as “best practices worldwide to protect the public from the spread of the disease.” Check out the full tweet below.
Months ago, Rolling Stone reported that this year’s Coachella would be postponed to October. Possible new dates for the festival remain unclear.
In March, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was postponed from its original dates in April to October 2020 due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19). It was then immediately canceled in June for the first time in 20 years, with new dates set for April 2021 with “new lineups”. Now, according to Rolling Stone, the festival has again been postponed to October 2021.
Coachella has been held every year since 2001. This year’s festival should be directed by Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott. In late May, Bloomberg reported that the festival organizers had started reaching out to acts to be performed at the 2020 festival fall rerun, asking them to play in 2021 instead.