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Coachella, Stagecoach Ordered Canceled For April

Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival, which were both scheduled to take place in April, have been ordered canceled by Riverside County’s public health officer.

Dr. Cameron Kaiser issued an order today that both of the Goldenvoice/AEG Presents megafestivals were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This Order is issued based on concerns of a fall resurgence of COVID-19 both within the County of Riverside and worldwide, scientific evidence regarding the most effective approach to slow transmission of communicable diseases generally and COVID-19 specifically, and best practices as currently known and available to protect the public from the risk of spread of or exposure to COVID-19,” Cameron wrote in the order. “This Order is intended to reduce the likelihood of exposure to COVID-19, thereby slowing the spread of COVID-19 in communities worldwide. If COVID-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk.”

Coachella is not the first major festival to nix its plans in early 2021 though, as Ultra, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Fortress Festival and Glastonbury have all announced either postponements or complete cancellations for the year.

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