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Coachella, Stagecoach could be moved to October amid coronavirus fears

Coachella announces 2019 dates
Posted at 8:42 PM, Mar 09, 2020

INDIO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Organizers could know within the next 48 hours whether or not to postpone Coachella, sources tell Billboard.

Currently, the festival is set to take place the weekends of April 10 and 17.

Officials told Billboard Monday that they’re working on a plan to possibly move the music and arts festival to the weekends of October 9 and 16.

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The news comes as three new cases of novel coronavirus were reported in Riverside County, where Coachella takes place, KABC reports.

Meanwhile, Stagecoach also appears to be on the chopping block. Billboard says plans are taking shape to possibly move Stagecoach, a country music festival, to October as well.

Other major festivals that have been canceled around the country include South by Southwest and Ultra Music Festival.

Click here to see a list of concerts that have so far been canceled as a result of the coronavirus.