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Coachella and Stagecoach Will Require Proof of Vaccination For Entry Next Year

Plus, Greenblatt’s final hours and new plans in Pasadena for In-N-Out

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2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 2 - Day 3 Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images for Coachella
Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

As festivals return while COVID-19’s delta variant continues to surge, Stagecoach and Coachella festivals announced last week that organizers will require proof of full vaccination when the festivals return in 2022.

The requirement is not only for the mega desert festivals. AEG Presents also said it will require proof of vaccination for entry to its clubs, theaters, and festivals nationwide, and proof must be shown beginning October 1, 2021. According to ABC-7, AEG chose the date to allow employees and unvaccinated ticket holders to get the COVID-19 vaccination shot. AEG will allow people to show a negative test until October 1 and will accept only proof of vaccination after that date.

AEG owns a number of popular venues in Los Angeles including El Rey Theater, Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Fonda, Novo, and Roxy.

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  • Coachella, Stagecoach festivals to require fans to show proof of vaccination in order to attend [ABC-7]