Coachella and Stagecoach Music Fests Drop Vaccination Mandate

COACHELLA, CA — The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals will no longer require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, testing or masking, festival organizers announced Tuesday.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, scheduled for the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, scheduled for the weekend of April 29-May 1, have changed their policies COVID-19 to be in alignment with local guidelines, officials said.

“The Event must be performed in accordance with the public health conditions applicable on the date of the Event, which may change at any time, as determined by federal, state or local government agencies or instruments, the artists or the promoter; these requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test, and other protective measures such that requiring attendees to wear face coverings,” according to an announcement on the websites for both events Tuesday.

Coachella will be headlined by Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.

Other artists scheduled include rappers Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Baby Keem and Megan Thee Stallion; R&B singers Daniel Caesar, Giveon and Ari Lennox; singer-songwriters Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers; and the Flume and Disclosure dance music numbers.

Swedish House Mafia, the reunited EDM trio, will also perform, alongside film composer Danny Elfman, Italian rock band Maneskin and Mexican regional band Grupo Firme.

Stagecoach will be performed by Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs.

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