The premier music festivals of Southern California, Coachella and Stagecoach, will finally return in spring of 2022.
Advertiser Goldenvoice declared dates for the much-anticipated return of shows to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., after what will be two years of COVID-19-related closures and postponements. Coachella will happen on successive ends of the week, April 15-17 and April 22-24; the country music festival Stagecoach will return April 29-May 1.
The 2021 edition of Coachella had been planned April 9-11 and April 16-18, however it was dropped following public health orders from Riverside County. Main events were to include Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott.
Goldenvoice didn’t report 2022 lineups for Coachella or Stagecoach, however other close by occasions like Hard Summer (Aug. 31-July 1; Future, DJ Snake), BottleRock Napa Valley (Sept. 3-5; Guns N’ Roses, Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters) and Las Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful (Sept. 17-19; Green Day, Billie Eilish, Tame Impala) have full slates of acts scheduled.
Other major outdoor local venues like the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theater have declared rescheduled and recently reserved shows for the late spring and fall of 2021. The state’s June 15 reopening will remove most limitations on open air occasions, however indoor settings dance club actually will have a few guidelines on crowds and protocols.
Coachella passes will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Tickets purchased before the pandemic will be honored for 2022.