INDIO (CBSLA) — Organizers of the Coachella Music Festival are delaying the opening of camping in Indio until early Friday morning due to a severe high wind warning issued by the National Weather Service.

Strong wind conditions are forecast for the desert from Thursday morning until Friday morning. On-site camping will open at 3 a.m. Friday if the winds die down enough to make it safe.

Organizers are encouraging campers to delay their arrival to the camping grounds until the severe weather event has passsed.

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The statement posted to the Coachella Music Festival website states that “absolutely no campsite set ups, no tent canopies or pop-up tents will be allowed to be put up until high wind has passed.”

Campers and festival-goers are encouraged to download the Coachella mobile app for up-to-date information.


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