It sounds like music fans are going to have to wait even longer to enjoy Coachella next year.
The 2020 festival in Indio, California was supposed to take place in April, and was then moved to October because of the coronavirus, only to be scrapped for this year, with dates for April 2021 announced. Well now a report in “Rolling Stone” claims those won’t be happening either, and the festival will likely be moved to October, 2021.
A source tells the mag Coachella will be “100% moving,” noting that the date change was originally supposed to be announced over Labor Day. The insider claims the new date will be either the first or second week of October but adds, “they are holding the first three weeks to be safe” as not all artists have confirmed availability.”
And confirming artists may be a really big issue. The source suggests other festivals, including Governor’s Ball, Shaky Knees and Austin City Limits, will likely reschedule for mid-September and early October of next year, which means they’ll all be competing for talent.
One insider claims Coachella may even be put off until 2022 if they have artist issues, and if no coronavirus vaccine is available.