Coachella music festival postponed


One of the world’s biggest music festivals has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Coachella was set to take place next month in the California desert with Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean among the headliners. The event’s organiser Goldenvoice has now postponed it until October, at the request of local health authorities.

They hope to feature most of the same acts that were originally slated for April, reported the LA Times. Latest figures show the US has more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 28 deaths. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the world’s most high-profile music events with many celebrity attendees. This year hundreds of acts were set to perform including Travis Scott, Calvin Harris and Lana Del Rey. Stagecoach, a country music festival organised by the same company, has also been moved from April to October. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously,” Goldenvoice said in a statement.(BBC)…[+]