INDIO (CBSLA) — Coachella is coming back.
Goldenvoice announced 2022 dates Tuesday for both Coachella and the Stagecoach Music Festival, which had to remain dark for 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registration for tickets start this Friday.READ MORE: Encino Home Of ‘Real Housewives’ Star Dorit Kemsley Robbed
Coachella spans two weekends, and in 2022, those weekends will be April 15-17 and April 22-24. The Stagecoach Music Festival will follow on April 29-May 1.READ MORE: Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver After Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger
When the pandemic struck, Coachella tried to postpone into October in the hopes that COVID cases would abate in the fall. A summer surge scrapped that plan, so Coachella again tried to schedule 2021 dates. But that was scuttled by a major winter surge in infections, hospitalizations and deaths throughout the country, hitting California especially hard.MORE NEWS: Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter's College Education
But cases are at an all-time pandemic low with more than half of Californians have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. With amusement parks, baseball stadiums, bars and gyms opening up, a large music festival such as Coachella can likely happen in 2022. To register or buy tickets, visit coachella.com.