Coachella organizers have confirmed that the festival will be postponed to October due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. However, not everyone sees Coachella’s rescheduling as a bad thing. According to Elon Musk the festival should be canceled for a different reason altogether, namely “sucking.”
“Coachella should postpone itself until it stops sucking,” the billionaire wrote in a series of tweets yesterday. He didn’t stop there, the Tesla CEO and budding DJ continued, “Too much corporate sponsorship killed the vibe […] Was good maybe 5 or 6 years ago when you could wonder around & find great unknown bands.”
However, Coachella had an epic clap-back at the ready. The festival’s Twitter account shut Musk down by posting a photo of Jaden Smith performing atop a suspended Tesla car during his Coachella 2019 set, captioning it with a simple “lol.”
Coachella was originally scheduled for April 10-12 and 17-19. According to the Instagram post below, it will now take place over October weekends 9-11 and 16-18. It is thought that the lineup will stay the same.
The 2020 Coachella headliners include Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Summer Walker, and more. Judging by the initial response on Twitter, most fans aren’t mad about the delay. Once rumors of the delay started floating around, fans shared their excitement about a possible fall festival. Take a look at the reactions below.