The Kochela Valley Music and Arts Festival is moving from October 2022 to April 2022, according to two industry sources with knowledge of the situation. Diversity. The country-music-themed stagecoach festival, which takes place over the weekend after two coaches, is also expected to move forward.
GoldenVoice, the event’s promoter and its parent company, AEG Presents, either denied or did not respond. DiversityRequests for comment.
The move, if officially confirmed, marks the fourth Kochela dates to take place over the weekend at the Empire Polo Ground in Indio, Calif. , Although promot October dates were not officially confirmed by the promoters and have not been posted on the festival’s official website for several months.
Sources said the latest postponement was due to ongoing uncertainty over the COVID-19 epidemic, although many promoters and live-entertainment companies are planning to tour again at least partially in late summer and autumn. However, Kochela regularly sells its 125,000 day tickets immediately, and the sheer logistics of more than 100,000 people traveling and gathering in one place create immense possibilities for the transmission of the disease.
With the October dates still seven months away, preparations for the festival will begin soon, and without having to deal with the usual trips – the “after hours” of the week is the first major on the books, and it’s set to begin next January. – The challenges of putting the event together on a Kochela scale are far more daunting.
However, no coach rescheduling means that other festivals scheduled for autumn will not be held: many states have significantly less-strict COVID protocols than California, and locations in Texas and Florida have schedules of strong spring concerts for spring. Industry sources say several festivals across the country are moving at full speed with plans for the fall. Diversity.
“There’s a big difference between having two weeks of coaching in California and throwing a country festival in Florida,” says one source. Diversity.
In its revenue column last month, the world’s largest live entertainment company, Live Nation, said it was looking to expand its U.S. presence. The outdoor and small concerts in are expected to return in late summer. In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that “nightclubs and big events” could reopen until June 21, with Live Nation announcing rescheduled dates for three major festivals, selling about 170,000 tickets in four days. However, Glastonbury, the UK’s biggest festival, officially canceled its 2021 edition earlier this year.
The impact of the epidemic on the live entertainment business has been devastating. The global live events industry lost more than 30 30 billion in 2020 due to the global epidemic, including 9. 9.7 billion in office fees, according to a live-entertainment industry trade publication Polstar at the end of the year.