With Ultra and SXSW‘s cancellations last week, Coachella organizers have been trying to figure out a way to put on the event despite coronavirus concerns.
However, in the end, they have officially pushed the major music festival to Oct. 9 through Oct. 11 for the first weekend. Oct. 16 through 18 will be the music fest’s second weekend.
“While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously,” Goldenvoice, the festival’s organizers, said in a statement.
Stagecoach, Goldenvoice’s outdoor country music festival, will also be rescheduled to October 23 through October 25 this year.
Read Coachella’s full message below:
— Coachella (@coachella) March 10, 2020