As mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions come to an end across the U.S., two major music festival have scrapped their entry requirements.
The 2022 Coachella music festival, set to be held on April 15-17 and April 22-24, dropped all COVID-related requirements for attendance, according to a report from Variety. Festival-goers will now be able to take part in the event without wearing a mask or presenting proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
The Stagecoach festival, a country music event held at the same venue as Coachella in Indio, California, confirmed on Twitter that it’s dropping masks and negative test requirements this year. The festival is scheduled to take place from April 29 to May 1. Due to their proximity, Stagecoach is often viewed as a sister festival to Coachella and both events are promoted by Goldenvoice.
“Festival Admission Update: As we prepare to spend an incredible weekend in the desert together we are announcing that there will be no vaccination, testing or masking requirements at Stagecoach 2022, in accordance with local guidelines,” the official Stagecoach Twitter account announced on Tuesday.