The Coachella festival will not impose the use of masks, nor will it review immunity certificates or coronavirus detection tests, in its next edition, which will take place from April 15 to 17 and from 22 to 24.
The organization of Coachella and Stagecoach, a subsequent festival, confirmed this Wednesday that it will not take any precautions to prevent the spread of the virus among its more than 100,000 attendees, after having had to cancel up to three editions during the toughest months of the pandemic.
“As we prepare for an incredible weekend in the desert, we announce that there will be no vaccination, test, or mask requirements, in accordance with local guidelines,” the famous festival said on social media.
Even so, the organizers warned on their website that “there are no guarantees, expressed or implied, that attendees will not be exposed to covid-19.”
The announcement comes days after the California authorities have modified their public health guidelines, which no longer require -although they recommend- wearing masks or showing a certificate of immunity at mass events held outdoors, given the drastic drop in the number of infections and hospitalizations.
Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Kanye West (now called Ye) headline Coachella, which will take place over two weekends; from 15 to 17 and from 22 to 24 April.
This festival held in Indio is considered one of the most important in the world and takes place specifically in the Coachella Valley (in the Colorado desert), where for two consecutive weekends a notable number of renowned Latin artists such as Karol G., Anitta, Banda MS, Chicano Batman, Grupo Firme, Ed Maverick, Ela Minus, Jessie Reyez, Nathy Peluso, Omar Apollo, Pablo Vittar or Natanael Cano.
The Spaniards Cariño and Paco Osuna make up the quota of visible faces of Hispanic music from a complete line-up of the Californian festival that will also bring groups such as Swedish House Mafia and 88Rising’s Head In The Clouds Forever back to the Empire Polo Club in Indio. among others.