According to the person briefed on the negotiations who was not authorized to speak about it, the organizers of the Festival of music and arts in the Coachella valley are in talks to postpone the event next month to avoid outright cancellation.
According to this man, the delay is not defined and will require that the main actors of the festival agreed to move their presentations in October, from 10-12 April and 17-19 April. This year it will be composed of Travis Scott, Frank ocean, the reunion of Rage Against the Machine and dozens of other performances.
Even if the transfer schedule, transfer of Coachella, a giant pop festival in the picturesque desert of southern California, may interfere with the annual concert season. The event, founded in 1999, collects up to 125,000 people a day and is the leader for the tourism industry with multi-billion revenues.
Coachella joins the long list of cultural events that were postponed or canceled due to fears of the coronavirus, including the South By Southwest festival, which was to begin on Friday. On Monday, Pearl Jam announced the postponement of his North American tour and Neil young said that he is considering to postpone my own tour.
Pearl Jam wrote on their web site that he was looking for other options, “but the levels of risk for our audience and their communities is just too high for our comfort.”
On Friday, the South by Southwest festival was cancelled just a week before it starts. Since then, the festival organizers have declared, that will dismiss a third of its staff.