Coachella Festival Drops Vaccine Requirement, Will Allow Negative COVID-19 Test as Event Plans 2022 Return

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival changed its determination to necessitate impervious of a COVID-19 vaccine, allowing attendees to contiguous impervious of a antagonistic coronavirus trial taken wrong 72 hours of the lawsuit arsenic an alternative.

“After seeing first-hand the debased transmission information and palmy implementation of information protocols astatine our festivals recently, alongside the rising vaccination complaint of eligible Americans, we consciousness assured that we tin safely update our argumentation for Coachella,” lawsuit leaders posted to the Coachella website.

For the amusement to spell on, we person updated our vaccination argumentation to guarantee the information of fans, artists, and unrecorded lawsuit workers. More info here:

— Coachella (@coachella) August 12, 2021

Organizers besides noted plans whitethorn inactive change. “Plans and mandates whitethorn proceed to change. We volition proceed to update this leafage with developments and much details person to the festival,” the leafage added.

Coachella has agelong entertained fans arsenic a starring euphony festival successful California. The lawsuit was not held successful some 2020 and 2021 owed to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 2022 lawsuit is scheduled for April 15–17 and 22–24. The related Stagecoach event, featuring apical state philharmonic artists, is slated for April 20–May 1.

The upcoming Coachella lawsuit is already sold out, according to the event’s Twitter account. A increasing waitlist remains disposable for those seeking to be the fashionable festival.

The program reverses the determination made successful August. AEG Presents, the institution down Coachella, provided a connection requiring impervious of coronavirus vaccination.

“We person travel to the decision that, arsenic a marketplace leader, it was up to america to instrumentality a existent basal connected vaccination status,” said Jay Marciano, COO of AEG and Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents successful a statement.

“Just a fewer weeks ago, we were optimistic astir wherever our business, and country, were heading. The Delta variant, combined with vaccine hesitancy, is pushing america successful the incorrect absorption again. We recognize that immoderate radical mightiness look astatine this arsenic a melodramatic step, but it’s the close one. We besides are alert that determination mightiness beryllium immoderate archetypal pushback, but I’m assured and hopeful that, astatine the extremity of the day, we volition beryllium connected the close broadside of past and doing what’s champion for artists, fans, and unrecorded lawsuit workers,” Marciano added.

Lollapalooza, the iconic, perennially sold-out euphony festival held successful Chicago’s Grant Park since 2005, was lone live-streamed successful 2020 due to the fact that of COVID-19, denying the metropolis the 400,000 concert-goers’ spending connected accommodations, travel, and food.

The fashionable festival returned to Chicago past summertime with requirements akin to Coachella’s updated policies. Attendees could taxable either impervious of a COVID-19 vaccination oregon a antagonistic trial result.

Approximately 385,000 radical attended the event, according to metropolis officials. Despite immoderate reports of affirmative COVID-19 cases pursuing Lollapalooza, it did not go the “superspreader” lawsuit immoderate feared.

Christopher Burroughs


Christopher Burroughs reports connected breaking quality for The Epoch Times.