The 2020 Coachella festival is expected to be canceled. After being postponed near the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Bloomberg is reporting that festival organizers are preparing to cancel plans for the festival altogether.
There were initially hopes that the festival could reschedule for the late-summer or fall.
Unfortunately, the organizers are reportedly reaching out to the scheduled acts for this year to see if they would have interest in moving their performances to 2021.
Coachella was set to feature Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine, Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Run The Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, Brockhampton, Charli XCX, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA Twigs, Lil Nas X, Carly Rae Jepsen, and others.
Coachella attracts approximately 125,000 festival-goers per day, over six total days on two consecutive weekends.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 102,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.