According to Billboard, organizers on Monday speaking with county officials “hope[d] to know within the next 48 hours if the move is possible.”
Meanwhile, Goldenvoice’s Stagecoach festival, which, like Coachella, is also held at the polo grounds in Indio, is postponed and rescheduled to October as well.
Though October is generally hotter in temperature than April, it isn’t unprecedented to hold a festival in the month at the Coachella grounds. In 2016, Coachella organizers in October presented Desert Trip, a three-day festival marketed to the baby boomer generation featuring the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger Waters and Paul McCartney. The first-ever Coachella, in 1999, was also held in October.
Meanwhile, those flying to Coachella are scrambling for airfare transfers. As reported by Vox, several airlines are waiving some cancelation fees and change-of-travel fees. American, Alaska, United, Delta and JetBlue 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 ticket’s purchase, which may affect Coachella attendees.