UPDATE: SweetWater 420 Fest will be postponed, possibly canceled
The SweetWater 420 Fest is planning to proceed as scheduled next month.
A spokesperson for the annual event - April 24-26 at Centennial Olympic Park - said organizers are working closely with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority and if any future mandates arise, concertgoers will be notified about the next steps to take.
Here is their statement:
The health and safety of our customers, guests, and team members is a top priority for us and GWCCA. GWCCA’s Department of Public Safety – Office of Emergency Management (DPS-OEM) is working closely with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Fulton County Board of Health to prepare for COVID-19, monitor local developments, and take the appropriate health precautions. According to DPH health officials, the immediate risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low at this time.
This year is the 16th annual installment of SweetWater 420 with artists including a reunion of Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Cage the Elephant, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, The Revivalists and dozens more.
While SweetWater 420 Fest - the first of Atlanta's major music festivals - vows to move forward, the promoter for Coachella and Stagecoach confirmed Tuesday that the April festivals in Indio, California, will be moved to October because of virus concerns.
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