Coachella Is Not Happening in 2020 Due to Pandemic (Report)

Coachella is not happening at all in 2020.

After most other live events were postoned and canceled amid the global health crisis, Billboard reported that the tentatively rescheduled 2020 festival would not happen at all this year in a report on Tuesday (June 9).

“It is clear now that live events with fans will not resume for many months and likely not until sometime in 2021,” AEG CEO Dan Beckerman said in a note to employees, according to the outlet.

Billboard added that it’s “also unlikely rescheduled events will take place this year, starting with Coachella, which won’t be returning in October as originally hoped, Billboard has learned. Officials with Goldenvoice are still trying to determine whether the two-weekend, 125,000-person-per-day festival will make a limited-capacity return in April 2021 or a larger, higher capacity comeback in October 2021.”

The report also notes that “about 40%” of ticket buyers requested refunds for this year’s festival.

“AEG officials think they could probably pull off the festival in April at 60% capacity, but are holding off on making a final rescheduling decision until there is more clarity on the pandemic’s overall trajectory,” Billboard adds.

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