February 16, 2022

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Announced They’re Dropping All COVID-19 Mandates

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Announced They’re Dropping All COVID-19 Mandates

Coachella is coming back, and they’re letting go of all the COVID-19 restrictions.

Attendees won’t have to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test; festival organizers announced earlier this week. According to a news source, neither Coachella or the country music Stagecoach festival, which Goldenvoice also produces, will require attendees to wear masks. The Stagecoach said in a tweet,

“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.”

Coachella also said, “In accordance with local guidelines, there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Coachella 2022.” In addition,

“However, 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; 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.”

As of Wednesday (Feb. 16), the California Department of Public Health no longer requires proof of vaccination for large outdoor events. Last week, the state announced they would lift its universal mask mandate for indoor places in counties that don’t already have their own local mask mandates.

Coachella goes down April 15-17 and April 22-24. Kanye West is set to headline.