Coachella Has Reportedly Been Canceled
Stagecoach music festival has also apparently been canceled, as the virus continues to spread globally.
UPDATED: June 10, 2020 at 10:15 P.M.: Coachella's 2020 festival has reportedly been canceled. According to Billboard, layoffs are taking place as the organization looks to reschedule for next year. While there has been no official word, it seems likely as many musicians have canceled all touring until at least next year.
Bad news for music festival-goers: Coachella and Stagecoach are reportedly being postponed due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
Sources told Variety that both weekends of the Coachella Festival, as well as the Stagecoach Music Festival that follows, have been moved to October. They were originally scheduled for April.
Concerns around the virus have been affecting events all around the world. Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus announced she would be canceling her benefit concert for the Australian bushfires.
Last week, the South By Southwest Festival in Austin was also canceled over concerns about the virus, leading the festival to lay off 50 employees to "stop the bleeding" after the cancellation. In addition, universities including New York University, Columbia University, and Princeton have moved to online instruction, a majority of movie theaters in China have closed, and public gatherings have been banned in Italy.
Also due to concerns about coronavirus, the latest James Bond installment, No Time to Die, has been postponed from an April release date to November. Peter Rabbit 2 also postponed its release date from the end of March until August.