Coachella 2020 cancellation: Who were the supposed headliners?

Coachella 2020 cancellation: Who were the supposed headliners?

Goldenvoice has now officially canceled the two music festivals that concert-goers are still looking forward to attending. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2020 will no longer take place this year.

The two special music events are now moved to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Riverside County officially announced the event’s cancellation. So, who are the artists that supposed to headline the much-awaited Coachella 2020?

The official cancellation of the two music festivals

The Riverside County health officer Cameron Kaiser signed the order to cancel these much-awaited music events due to the possible increase of COVID-19 cases later this year.

“I am concerned as indications grow that COVID-19 could worsen in the fall,” he said in a press release. “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.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to reopen events, like concerts, when the nation is already at Phase 4 of his statewide order. In this level, they will gradually lift the stay-at-home protocol. 

“Given the projected circumstances and potential, I would not be comfortable moving forward,” Kaiser added. “These decisions are not taken lightly with the knowledge that many people will be impacted. My first priority is the health of the community.”

In the press release, it also revealed that the county’s officials remained in contact with Goldenvoice. Kaiser himself even praised the company for its efforts to protect the health of the people who liked to watch the music festivals.

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Coachella 2020 supposed headliners

According to Rolling Stone, Coachella 2020 was supposed to occur in April but was later moved to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After its official cancellation, here are the artists that supposed to headline the event?

Some of the much-awaited headliners were Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean. It began to unveil its full lineup in January. At the time, it announced the reunion of the famous ’90s rock band, led by Zack de la Rocha.

It supposed to take place over two back-to-back weekends, April 10-12 and April 17-19, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Some of the stars who were also supposed to grace the Coachella 2020 stage were Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Run the Jewels, FKA Twigs, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Lil Uzi Vert, and Megan Thee Stallion, along with many known artists.

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