Belgian festival lovers should be patient for a while, but the famous Coachella Music Festival will open its gates on Friday in the United States for the first time since 2019. As the number of corona infections in the United States rises again, millions of fans are expected to come.
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Coachella traditionally begins the summer festivities. The mega event will last for two weekends over three festival days. Every day 125,000 fans are expected from home and abroad. This year, among other things, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, The Weeknd and Stromae embellish the bill, and in extremism the organization fired the arcade fire from the top hat.
Like other festivals, Coachella had to be canceled in 2020 due to a corona epidemic. After a gap of three years, the festival, held at the Empire Polo Club’s polo ground in Indio, California, is seen as a test event for the music industry, which has yet to recover from all the blows the Corona virus has dealt with live. Department.
Coachella organizers point out that they do not need vaccination certificates, masks or social exclusion. Two examination centers have been set up at the place. Jose Arballo, a spokesman for the local health authorities, said the test capacity was increasing across the region.
The number of corona infections in the United States has dropped sharply since last January, but is now rising again. Currently an average of 31,000 cases are registered daily. Some universities have decided to reintroduce the need for masks, but restrictions are limited in most parts of the country.