Music festivals, events get new dates

By Camden Mondeaux on March 25, 2020
INDIO, CA – APRIL 13: Festivalgoers attend the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Music festivals like Coachella and events like the Rock Hall induction ceremony have been officially rescheduled. 

By: Cami Mondeaux

Major music events have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of those events are getting new dates.

Music festivals, awards ceremonies, you name it. Organizers have been busy cancelling these events to comply with social distancing recommendations, aiming to slow the spread of the virus.

But here are the new dates we know of so far:

Academy of Country Music Awards

The rescheduled ceremony will air on CBS Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET, five months after the original date of April 5. Keith Urban will still be the host.

Country fans can still get their fix on April 5 (the original date) when CBS will run a “ACM Presents: Our Country,” a special featuring at-home performances from your favorite country music stars.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The ceremony will now air live Nov. 7 from Cleveland, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on HBO. This is the first year the Rock Hall event will be aired live on TV.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The music festival will now be held Sept. 24-27 in Tennessee. Some of the artists booked to perform include Miley Cyrus and Lizzo.


Coachella will now be in October, moving to Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18 — six months later than the original April dates. Musicians to be on the lookout for include Charli XCX, Rage Against the Machine and Fatboy Slim.


The country-version of Coachella was also originally scheduled for April, but will be moved to Oct. 23-25. It will be held in Indio, California.

Those expected to perform include Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Alan Jackson.


Known as “the world’s largest music festival,” the three-weekend fest has been moved to Sept. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19. Those expected to perform include Justin Bieber, Halsey and Luke Bryan.

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