“It is still over five weeks before visitors will make their way to Indio to attend a series of concerts here,” reads a statement issued by Indio, the city where Coachella is held. “The City of Indio is actively monitoring input from local, state, and national health officials to assess the health risks of COVID-19 and update those risks to stakeholders.”
As if to quell fears, Goldenvoice, the organizers of Coachella, released set times for the country music Stagecoach festival on Thursday. Like Coachella, Stagecoach is also held at the polo fields in Indio.
Many of Coachella's attendees drive from other regions of California and beyond. Meanwhile, those flying to Coachella have worried not only about festival ticket refunds but airfare refunds and transfers.
As reported by Vox, several airlines are waiving some cancellation fees and change-of-travel fees. American, Alaska, Delta, JetBlue and United have all made adjustments for the coronavirus. However, as Vox notes, those waivers are subject to limited terms and conditions and the time of the tickets' purchase, which may affect Coachella attendees.
As for the festival itself, which runs for two consecutive weekends in April? Time will have to tell.