Coachella Music Pageant More likely to Be Postponed to October Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Pageant is more likely to be postponed amid considerations over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

A supply confirms to PEOPLE that Goldenvoice is in talks to postpone the favored two-weekend competition to October and should make an announcement imminently.

The competition, which takes place in Indio, California, was initially scheduled to happen on the weekends of April 10th by means of the 12th and 17th by means of the 19th. It might now happen the weekends of Oct. ninth and 16th, Billboard reported Monday.

Stagecoach, the nation music competition that additionally takes place in Indio, can be anticipated to be moved to October, based on Billboard. Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett had been set to headline that competition April 24-26.

Selection reported Monday that Goldenvoice is discussing with brokers which artists can be obtainable for consecutive weekends in October. The present line-up options headliners Rage Towards the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean.

Goldenvoice has but to remark.

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Earlier on Monday, the Los Angeles Instances reported three new confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 within the Coachella Valley.

Riverside County’s public well being officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser mentioned the three individuals who contracted the virus are believed to have traveled to an space with a identified outbreak, based on the outlet. Two have been remoted of their properties, and the third is at a neighborhood hospital.

The three new circumstances deliver the entire quantity in Riverside County to 6, based on the L.A. Instances.

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The information got here lower than one week after the Metropolis of Austin canceled the annual SXSW competition in Texas, and the identical day that Boston mayor Martin Walsh canceled town’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

As of Monday, there have been 595 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 in the US. The vast majority of the circumstances are in Washington state, California and New York.

The CDC says the most effective prevention strategies are primary types of hygiene — cautious hand washing, avoiding touching the face, shifting away from people who find themselves coughing or sneezing and staying residence at indicators of sickness.