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Coachella 2020 Officially Rescheduled

11 March 2020 | 10:16 am | Staff Writer

"We take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously."

Coachella Music & Arts Festival has been officially postponed to October. 

In a statement released this morning, Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary behind the festival, confirmed the postponement of both Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. 

"While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously," it reads. 

"We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials."

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The festival will now take place over two weekends in October (9-11 and 16-18) with Stagecoach taking place on 23-25 October. 

Organisers confirmed all purchases for the original dates would be honoured for the rescheduled dates and punters no longer able to attend would be contacted on 13 March regarding refunds. 

The official announcement comes after much speculation with multiple sources confirming the postponement to Rolling Stone before today's official announcement.  

The newly reformed Rage Against The Machine were due to headline both weekends alongside Travis Scott and Frank Ocean. 

Aussie acts like Flume, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Chats, Skeggs, Amyl & The Sniffers, Hayden James and Sampa The Great were also billed on the line-up.

Festival organisers made no mention of whether the line-up would change with the new dates. 

The Music has reached out for further clarification.  

This story is developing. Keep an eye on as we bring you up-to-date coverage. 

For more information about how COVID-19 is impacting the music industry, follow the link here.