There is a possibility that Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival may not take place on it’s postponed dates. According to a report made by Bloomberg, event organizers are asking artists that were planned to perform this year to play next year instead, a clear indicator of a cancellation. This news was shared by people who were familiar with or involved in the situation.
In March, Coachella was postponed to October 9th -11th and October 16th – 18th. Due to the initial spread of the coronavirus, organizers were forced to reschedule the event to a later date. Artists such as Travis Scott and Frank Ocean, as well as dance music artists Madeon and SLANDER were expected to perform.
Bloomberg reached out to Goldenvoice for a possible comment on the claims. However, they did not respond to the request as of yet. According to the publication’s sources, CEO Paul Tollett and his team must solidify Coachella plans with artists and resolve financial issues first before a final decision is made. However, they claim that some artists have agreed to the new plan. One source also shared that not every artist has been asked to perform next year.
If Coachella is canceled, it is likely that they will persuade fans to keep their tickets for the 2021 event. Nevertheless, refunds should still be offered to those who will be unable to attend the new dates. Ultra Music Festival is currently facing a lawsuit due to their refund policy, preventing ticketholders from receiving a refund. Hopefully, Coachella will not put themselves in the same situation.
Stay tuned for more updates on this story.