Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser today announced that due to concerns about COVID-19, he ordered the cancellation of the two music festivals scheduled for April in Indio.
“On behalf of the City Council, I want to thank our public for the statements of concern we have all been receiving,” said Mayor Glenn Miller.
“The City of Indio is known as the City of Festivals, and the Coachella and Stagecoach events held annually introduce visitors to the Coachella Valley to the natural beauty, amenities and offerings that make this region such a desirable place to call home,” Miller added. “However, the potential health risks of holding a gathering of a large size must be considered, with the safety of our community being top of mind.”
In their efforts to evaluate options for continuing with the concerts, producer Goldenvoice approached the City of Indio about postponing the festivals for a date in the fall of 2020, and a decision was made to reschedule the festivals for October.
As the national and regional and local picture involving COVID-19 becomes clearer, the City will continue to follow the protocols, guidance and recommendations involving public facilities. The Riverside County Department of Public Health also has updated information and a toolkit with FAQ's here. Currently, City buildings and services all remain open to conduct public business. Additional information from the City is available here.