The 2020 Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals have officially been rescheduled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. 

In an announcement on Tuesday, event organizers said:  “At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” it read. “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”

Coachella takes place every April in the desert of Indio, Calif.; however it iwill now take place on Oct. 9, 10 and 11 and Oct. 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Country music gathering Stagecoach will take place the next weekend on Oct. 23, 24 and 25, 2020. More than 250,000 people were expected to attend the April events. Coachella was last cancelled in 2000 due to financial issues. 

Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals postponed amid coronavirus concerns