Well being officers have ordered the Coachella music competition scheduled for April to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the third time the pandemic has pressured the annual out of doors competition that pulls a whole lot of 1000’s of followers to the California desert to be postponed or canceled.
“The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition and the Stagecoach Nation Music Competition at present scheduled for April 2021 are hereby canceled,” Riverside County Well being Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser mentioned in an order issued Friday. Kaiser’s order additionally canceled the Stagecoach Nation Music Competition, additionally scheduled for April.
Because of the pandemic, Public Well being Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser at present (Jan. 29) signed a public well being order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Nation Music festivals deliberate for April 2021. We sit up for when the occasions could return. https://t.co/YAIn8uTea9
— Dr. Cameron Kaiser (@RivCoDoc) January 29, 2021
“This order is meant to scale back the chance of publicity to COVID-19,” the order states. “If COVID-19 have been detected at these festivals, the scope and variety of attendees and the character of the venue would make it infeasible, if not inconceivable, to trace those that could also be positioned in danger.”
Coachella’s 2020 competition was initially scheduled for April 2020, then later postponed to October 2020, earlier than lastly being scrapped altogether till April 2021. There’s no phrase from organizers or well being officers about when Coachella can be rescheduled, however Billboard is reporting it could be pushed to October. And if vaccine distribution continues to lag and coronavirus circumstances preserve multiplying, it’s seemingly we’ll begin to see different massive spring and summer time occasions postponed or canceled as nicely.
Coachella organizers didn’t instantly reply to a request for extra data Saturday.