The Coachella festival is reportedly being postponed until October due to concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus.
According to journalist Yashar Ali, the festival will move to the weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16. He also says that the same lineup is expected to perform at those later dates.
He tweeted, “Scoop: A source familiar with the arrangements tells me that the Coachella festival will be postponed due to Coronavirus concerns and moved to the weekends of October 9 and 16. As of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform.”
Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against The Machine were set to headline Coachella. DaBaby, Summer Walker, Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Ari Lennox and more were also expected to perform.
According to the Daily Mail, three new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Coachella Valley on Monday (Mar. 9). Two of those individuals have been isolated at home and the third individual is being treated at Coachella Valley hospital.
On Sunday (March 8), the Eisenhower Medical Center announced that their facility was treating a patient with a “presumptive positive for Coronavirus.”
“The patient is in isolation and Eisenhower staff have taken appropriate cautions in the treatment of this patient,” a statement from the medical center’s Twitter read.
“We ask the community to remember that Eisenhower’s medical professionals treat patients with infectious diseases every day and we are prepared to care for our community members,” the statement continued. “Eisenhower continues to work closely with Riverside County Public Health, California Department of Public Health and within CDC guidelines.”
Social media users have already reacted to the news of Coachella being moved to October.
One user tweeted, “ok wait coachella in october could really be a vibe tho... cute outfits with jackets and pants? no sweating? enjoying good music in the fall breeze? I’m in .”
We’ll keep you updated with the latest.
Scoop: A source familiar with the arrangements tells me that the Coachella festival will be postponed due to Coronavirus concerns and moved to the weekends of October 9 and 16.— Yashar Ali (@yashar) March 10, 2020
As of now, the same lineup is confirmed to perform.