BREAKING: BottleRock Napa Valley rescheduled to October in response to coronavirus

Imagine Draagons perform at BottleRock 2019 in Napa (Photo Courtesy of BottleRock)

 

Mike DeWald (@mike_dewald)

 

Organizers of the annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival announced Wednesday that the festival has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 2nd-4th, 2020 at the Napa Valley Expo. Following the cancellation and rescheduling of other high-profile concert tours and music festivals, BottleRock released a statement saying that after coordinating with state and local authorities, the decision was made to move to event that brings in around 120,000 music fans over three days.

“We made this decision with the safety and best interests of our fans, musicians, partners, employees, and community being paramount,” organizers said in a statement, “We are committed to putting on the festival to not only share great music and the incredible Napa valley hospitality, but because it’s vitally important to the livelihood of all those who  make BottleRock Napa Valley the festival it is.”

Organizers say that all of this year’s headlining acts have signed on to perform at the festival’s new dates, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews Band, Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, and Zedd. The festival will announce further updates and additions when available.

The new dates fall the weekend before Southern California’s Coachella music festival, which was also forced to move from April to October. While Napa Valley currently has no cases of coronavirus, Napa County’s Health Officer issued an order limiting gatherings to under 50 people through April 7th.