For the fourth time, and hopefully the last, Coachella is moving its October 2021 dates to April 2022. Following the move, Stagecoach, the country-music-themed music festival usually set to take place the weekend after Coachella’s two weekend-feat, is also expected to reschedule its dates, Variety reports.
One of the biggest music festivals stateside as well as globally, similar to UK’s largest festival, Glastonbury, the major concern for these events are a large number of people traveling to a single destination. Coachella regularly sells out its 125,000 per day tickets almost immediately. This does not bother other smaller festivals and venues in other states, though, where in places like Florida and Texas, there have been significantly less-stringent COVID protocols. “There’s a big difference between having two weekend of Coachella in California and throwing a country festival in Florida,” as per Variety.
Smaller concerts are expected to return to the U.S. as of summer 2021, as previously stated by Live Nation‘s CEO Michael Rapino, hoping to be able to allow larger events to return with 100% capacity by June 21, like U.K. announced.
Coachella has not yet confirmed the dates for the 2022 rescheduling.