AEG has amended its previously announced vaccine requirement for attendees of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival in 2022. This follows news from August that AEG would require proof of vaccinations at all U.S. venues beginning in October.
Stagecoach Festival, which is set to take place on April 29th–May 1st at Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, announced the decision Tuesday. The festival will now accept a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event in place of full vaccination.
“After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our other festivals this past month, we feel confident that we can update our Stagecoach 2022 policy,” a statement posted to the festival’s Twitter page read.
Thanks for coming along for the ride as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times so that we can get back to having ourselves a good time.
Can’t wait to see y’all soon! pic.twitter.com/Hd5pFUEhYH
— Stagecoach Festival (@Stagecoach) October 12, 2021
While Coachella did not post its new vaccine policy its social media pages, the festival did update its website with the exact same language, which applies to its event at the same location on April 15th–17th and 22nd–24th. Festival-goers can read the statement and other health and safety FAQ’s here.
“The company was aligned on this change,” an AEG Presents spokesperson told Rolling Stone. “Our initial announcement two months ago addressed the fact that we would be looking at the landscape moving forward and adjust as necessary.”
Of course, with all things COVID-19-related, this policy is subject to change at any moment. To keep tabs on COVID’s ever-evolving disruption of the concert industry, head here.
[H/T Rolling Stone]
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