LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Coachella music competition as a consequence of be held in southern California in April 2021 was canceled on Friday by native well being officers due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
It was the third time the outside occasion, one of many largest music festivals on the planet, had been canceled or postponed due to the pandemic.
“The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Pageant and the Stagecoach Nation Music Pageant presently scheduled for April 2021 are hereby cancelled,” an order from Riverside County Well being Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser mentioned.
It mentioned the choice was made to scale back the chance of publicity to the virus.
Coachella brings half 1,000,000 followers to an open-air web site within the California desert. Its April 2020 occasion was initially rescheduled for October 2020, after which once more to April 2021.
Pageant organizers didn’t instantly return a request for remark. No particulars for the April 2021 line-up had been introduced and no new dates for the occasion got.
The choice follows a surge in coronavirus instances and deaths in southern California previously two months.
After being worn out in 2020, different main cultural gatherings are shifting dates once more for 2021. Organizers of the Glastonbury music competition in England final week cancelled the June occasion and the Cannes movie competition in France this week postponed its conventional Could occasion to early July.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Enhancing by Rosalba O’Brien and Daniel Wallis)
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