It’s by far the most infamous music festival out there (well, maybe apart from the failed Fyre Festival…) but now it looks like the future of the event is in question amid the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s being reported that Coachella Music Festival has been postponed for months due to the increasing spread of the virus.
While Coachella is held in April in the Coachella Valley over in the US each year, it’s now reportedly been postponed until October, according to Entertainment Tonight.
It comes after three new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the region of California where Coachella is held, which was confirmed by the Riverside County Department of Public Health.
This comes after a petition was started online to have Coachella shut down this year, which has since gained more than 16,000 signatures.
‘As a highly inclusive community, we are responsible to protect each and every community member, which include the ones who are elderly, fragile, or the ones who suffers from chronic diseases, cancer, immune system diseases and other form of disabilities,’ wrote Stella Young, who started the petition.
‘The lives of these people should not be downplayed and we shouldn’t risk their lives since they have a higher chance catching COVID-19 and develop critical situations that need to be hospitalized,’ Young wrote.
Coachella Music and Arts festival draws around 250,000 people across two weekends to the valley each year, with massive artists always booked to perform, like Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry.
This years headliners include Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X and more.