When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, music festivals all over the world were postponed, including Stagecoach Festival and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Both events usually take place in the spring in Indio, California. The events were also canceled for 2021, but on Tuesday (6/1), festival organizers Goldenvoice announced dates for the return of both festivals in 2022.
Coachella will take place April 15-17 and April 22-24 of next year. Stagecoach, which features mostly country music, is set to return April 29-May 1. Advance ticket sales for Coachella begin June 4 at 10am PT and the ticket release date for Stagecoach is yet to be announced.
Country artists regularly converge on Indio, California the weekend of Stagecoach. The 2019 lineup featured headliners Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, and Jason Aldean as well as performances from Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Cam, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Old Dominion, Lauren Alaina, and many more. The festivals were canceled in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus and the events were scrapped again in 2021when Riverside County health officials signed a new health order in January.
“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 or exposure to COVID-19,” the order stated.
Both festivals announced the news on their social media accounts and encouraged potential festival-goers to keep an eye on the festival websites for updates.