14:36 GMT13 April 2021
Listen Live
    US
    Get short URL
    101
    Subscribe

    Health officials have not decided yet if Coachella will make a "comeback" in a limited capacity in April, or participants will have to wait until October next year.

    The Coachella music festival, scheduled to take place in October 2020, has been officially cancelled due to fears of spreading COVID-19, according to the news release by Riverside County Public Health on Wednesday. The local country music festival, Stagecoach, was also cancelled.

    "I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall", said the county's health officer Dr Cameron Kaiser. "In addition, events like Coachella and Stagecoach would fall under Governor Newsom's Stage 4, which he has previously stated would require treatments or a vaccine to enter. Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward."

    Netizens rushed to Twitter to share their feeling on the news. Most were upset they will miss their favourite celebrities that were supposed to perform at Coachella this October, including Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, and Lady Gaga.

    Many users cracked jokes suggesting it was not something to get so upset over, while others said it was no surprise given the coronavirus pandemic.

    In addition, the Lollapalooza music festival, scheduled for 30 July to 2 August in Chicago, will instead be presented as a virtual event.

    Tags:
    fans, netizens, Travis Scott, festival, music
    Community standardsDiscussion