Ahead of their return in the Spring, the Stagecoach and Coachella music festivals have dropped all Covid-19 precautions.
Coachella will start on April 15-17 and 22-24 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Stagecoach will then run at the same venue between April 29 and May 1.
Coachella & Stagecoach Festivals Frop Covid Protocols
Having previously dropped the proof of vaccination requirement against Covid-19, the festival’s promoter Goldenvoice have now dropped entry requirements such as a negative Covid test taken 72 hours in advance.
Wearing of masks will also be no longer required at Coachella or Stagecoach.
The festivals’ (Coachella & Stagecoach) websites have also updated the health and safety guidelines, adding that a new policy is “in accordance with local guidelines”. They also stated, “COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death”.
“There is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present. There is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending the festival will not be exposed to COVID-19.”
“As we prepare to spend an incredible weekend in the desert together. We are announcing that there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Stagecoach 2022, in accordance with local guidelines. Visit http://stagecoachfestival.com for more info”.
Festival Admission Update: As we prepare to spend an incredible weekend in the desert together we are announcing that there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Stagecoach 2022, in accordance with local guidelines. Visit https://t.co/mSx3KWeASg for more info pic.twitter.com/wy4VzOTPBU
— Stagecoach Festival (@Stagecoach) February 15, 2022
Both festivals have accepted that these guidelines can also change at any times. They implied that precautions could return should the Covid situation in California or the US in general change.
Coachella is returning for 2022, having been postponed for the second year running last year due to the pandemic.
Dr Cameron Kaiser who is the health official for Riverside County said at the time.
“If Covid-19 were detected at these festivals, the scope and number of attendees and the nature of the venue would make it infeasible, if not impossible, to track those who may be placed at risk”.