Coachella and Stagecoach music and arts festivals that were scheduled to take place in April of 2021 were canceled on Friday due to the ongoing pandemic.
The festivals did not take place in 2020 either. Organizers had hoped to conduct the festival in the fall of 2020 when the pandemic first broke out, but those dates were eventually rescheduled to the April 2021 dates, which are no longer viable.
In a Twitter post, Doctor Cameron Kaiser announced:
"Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021. We look forward to when the events may return."
Goldenvoice, which organizes the festival and books performers, published the notice issued by the Health Officer of Riverside County.