14:19 GMT28 February 2021
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    Coachella is one of the world's biggest music festivals, and takes place annually in the Coachella Valley in southern California. The event usually features multiple A-level modern music artists of different genres from around the world.

    A local health authority in southern California on Friday announced the cancellation of the 2021 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, as well as the 2021 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, due to the raging coronavirus pandemic.

    "Due to the pandemic, Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today (Jan. 29) signed a public health order canceling Coachella Valley Music and Arts, Stagecoach Country Music festivals planned for April 2021", a public health official for Riverside County tweeted. "We look forward to when the events may return."

    No new dates for the festival have been announced yet.

    ​It is the second time the beloved Coachella party has been cancelled, as in 2020, the show, originally scheduled for April, was rescheduled several times and eventually scrapped.

    The Coachella music festival, one of the world's preeminent pop music events, brings hundreds of thousands of fans to southern California and features top singers from all corners of the planet, including Radiohead, Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Eminem, and The Weeknd. 

    In 2020, fans were expecting Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine and Frank Ocean to headline, but the coronavirus pandemic has made its adjustments.


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