At this point, it’s pretty hard to grasp the idea of any big festivals happening this year and Southern California’s Stagecoach is one of the biggest.
After rescheduling the original April date to this coming October, Riverside County public health officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser announced yesterday that due to Coronavirus, Stagecoach (and the two-weekend Coachella) will be canceled until next year.
“I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall,” Kaiser said on Wednesday. “In addition, events like Coachella and Stagecoach would fall under Governor Newsom’s Stage 4, which he has previously stated would require treatments or a vaccine to enter. Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward.These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the health of the community.”
This year’s festival was set to feature Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett as headliners. Stagecoach has yet to respond to the news.
Welp, here’s to hoping they find a vaccine so I can go to a festival again…