Coachella is officially postponed until October

The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been postponed due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

The event was set to happen in Indio, California the weekends of April 10 and April 17 but will now take place on the weekends of October 9 and October 16. The lineup was set to include a headlining performance from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.

Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary that organizes the festival, said: "At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella 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. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Coachella Valley region confirmed three new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. An estimated 250,000 people attend Coachella each year at Empire Polo Club, about two hours outside of Los Angeles.

Several other major festivals have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including South By Southwest in Austin and Ultra Festival in Miami, while PEARL JAM just postponed its spring U.S. tour.

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