Another victim fallen at the feet of COVID-19 is our dear friend, Coachella. The monumental music festival that happens in April every year has now been pushed to October 9 to 11 and October 16 to 18, 2020.
The statement came from Goldenvoice, the production company behind Coachell and Stagecoach: “At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of 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. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
This means that the festival that would have been a hit with Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean headlining, is no longer safe from the panic at this particular disco. Other artists who were supposed to be playing this April were Calvin Harris, Big Sean, Lewis Capaldi, Charlie XCX, Flume, 21 Savage, Lana Del Rey and Lil Nas X.
On the list of heartbreaking news is also Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson who were recently tested positive for the virus, while they were filming an Elvis Presely movie down in Australia. Well, all we can hope for now, is that a ton of bed rest might be enough to get them back on their feet.