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Coachella Drops Vaccine Mandate for 2022 Festival

Tickets-holders will only need to show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event

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    Coachella will no longer require proof of vaccination in order to attend its upcoming April 2022 festival. Instead, ticket-holders will only need to show proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event.

    Per a statement posted to Coachella’s Instagram, “After seeing first-hand the low transmission data and successful implementation of safety protocols at our other festivals this past month, we feel confident we can update our health policy to allow for: Negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event OR Proof of full vaccination.”

    The policy is a reversal of the one previously announced by Coachella in August. At the time, the festival said “proof of full vaccination is required for all shows from Coachella promoter Goldenvoice.” However, the change is in line with policies recently instituted at other major US festivals, including Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and Lollapalooza.

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    After a two year absence due to the pandemic, Coachella is finally scheduled to return for two weekends in April 2022. Though a full lineup is still forthcoming, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott are expected to headline the event. Tickets to both weekends are sold out.

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