Coachella’s promoter Goldenvoice is attempting to postpone the festival until October in light of the COVID-19, aka coronavirus, outbreak and its impact on the music events industry, according to Billboard.
Miami WMC has been postponed due to the declaration of a public health emergency as well.
Coachella is due to take place in California across the weekends of April 10 and April 17. However, in light of a number of large-scale events in the US being forced to cancel or postpone due to fears about the spread of coronavirus, Coachella has opened conversations to move its 250,000 capacity festival to a later date in the year.
Postponing the festival would be a mammoth task, with the bookings of hundreds of vendors, contractors and artists, including headliners Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine and Travis Scott, needing to be re-agreed if they are to be present in October.
Miami Winter Music Conference is going to be rescheduled due to coronavirus.
An official statement made by Miami WMC reads:
“Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, the 35th edition of Winter Music Conference, originally scheduled for March 16 – 19, 2020, will be rescheduled.”