Coachella, Stagecoach music festivals won't require masks or proof of COVID-19 vaccination at events

City News Service
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
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With California easing its Covid-19 mandates, Coachella and Stagecoach follow suit, will not require masks or proof of vaccination at events

INDIO, Calif. (CNS) -- Coachella and Stagecoach festivals announced Tuesday that the events will not require masks, testing, or proof of vaccination for people who attend these events.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, set for the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24, and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, slated for the weekend of April 29-May 1, changed their COVID-19 policies to be in alignment with local guidelines, officials said

California health officials will lift the indoor and outdoor mask mandates Wednesday, Feb. 16.

"The event shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time as determined by federal, state or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter," according to an announcement on websites for both events Tuesday.

"Such requirements may include, without limitation, changes to capacity, attendance procedures and entry requirements, such as proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test, and other protective measures such as requiring attendees to wear face coverings," the statement continued.

Related: Disneyland to drop mask requirement for vaccinated guests in most indoor areas starting Thursday

Most Southern California counties will lift their mask mandates in accordance with the state. Los Angeles County officials announced Tuesday it will lift its outdoor mask requirements as well, but will keep its indoor mask mandate in place for now.

Coachella will be headlined by Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. Other acts scheduled to perform include rappers Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Baby Keem, and Megan Thee Stallion; R&B singers Daniel Caesar, Giveon, and Ari Lennox; singer-songwriters Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers; and dance-music acts Flume and Disclosure.

Swedish House Mafia, the reunited EDM trio, will also perform, along with film composer Danny Elfman, the Italian rock band Maneskin, and the regional Mexican group Grupo Firme.

Stagecoach will be headlined by Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Luke Combs.

For more information regarding Coachella COVID-19 guidelines, click here.

For more information regarding Stagecoach COVID-19 guidelines, click here.