After days of widespread speculation surrounding the official cancellation of Coachella's 2020 event in October, the fabled Indio musical and arts festival's fate has been sealed.

Coachella will no longer take place this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the festival's representatives announced new dates for April 2021. Weekend One will now take place April 9th to 11th, 2021 and Weekend Two will be April 16th to 18th, 2021.

Coachella organizers took to social media today to share an official statement confirming the news, which you can read in full below.

Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.

A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.

All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.

The lineup for Coachella 2021 has not been announced yet. This year's edition was set to feature headliners Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean in addition to many of dance music's corps d'elite, including Calvin Harris, Flume, and A-Trak.

You can check out the official announcement below.

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