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Coachella music festival has been postponed until October

It was due to start on April 10

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the latest music event to be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The festival was due to start at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on April 10 but has now been moved to October. The likes of Lewis Capaldi, Frank Ocean, Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, FKA Twigs and Thom Yorke all feature on this year's line-up.

The concert promoter said the festival, which is always split over two weekends, will take place on October 9 and October 16. It also said it hopes that most of the same acts will be able to perform and that ticket holders will be able to get a refund if they can't make the rescheduled dates.

Stagecoach festival, which was scheduled for April 24-26 at the same venue, will also be postponed until late October.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials."

It comes after a number of artists had to cancel gigs. Miley Cyrus cancelled a trip to Australia for a bushfire relief concert that was due to start on March 13, Madonna cancelled two gigs in Paris and Stormzy told fans he wouldn't be travelling to Asia this month as part of his Heavy Is The Head tour.