Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals postponed due to coronavirus concerns

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Amidst growing concern over the coronavirus outbreak, organizers of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals announced today that the two events had been postponed until October.

The star-studded lineup for the two events included Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean for Coachella and Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, and Billy Ray Cyrus for Stagecoach.


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“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,” Goldenvoice announced Tuesday. “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,” continued Goldenvoice.

Coachella, which was to be held over two weekends from April 9 through April 19, will now take place October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18.

Country music festival Stagecoach, which would have taken place later in April, will now take place on October 23, 24 and 25.

Organizers said all tickets already purchased for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Organizers also said anyone now unable to attend the events will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund.

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Trevor Montgomery, 48, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, (the now defunct) Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 29 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 16 grandchildren.

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