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Coachella May Be Delayed Again as Festivals Give Up on Spring

Dr. Anthony Fauci says indoor concerts won’t be safe until we achieve herd immunity

Travis Scott performs at Coachella.
Travis Scott performs at Coachella.Photographer: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The organizers of the Coachella music festival have discussed delaying the event again, including a possible shift from April to October, according to people familiar with the plans.

It may seem obvious to most of us that gathering 125,000 people on a polo field for a three-day party is a bad idea in the middle of a pandemic that requires us to socially distance and avoid most human interaction. The mayor of Palm Springs said the city is not planning on any events in the spring. And yet, Coachella is still scheduled to take place in April.