Coachella to Span over Two Weekends in 2012
Published May 31, 2011Considering tickets to this year's Coachella sold out in six days, it's safe to say that the long-running outdoor festival is bigger than ever. Hoping to help out those who weren't so lucky scoring tickets this year, organizers have announced a new plan to let even more people catch a ton of impressive acts: next year's event will take place on two separate weekends.
A post on Coachella's website confirms that the event, which takes place in Indio, CA, will host two weekends of music, art and more next April. Interestingly, the festival won't be expanding how many acts play the Coachella Valley. As best as they can, the people behind Coachella will attempt to present the same lineup both weekends, the first of which will take place on April 13 to 15 and the second on April 20 to 22.
This may make the celebrated and expected reunion performances (like this year's appearance from Death From Above 1979) a little less unique, but at least more people will get to see the shows. And hopefully for less than the scalpers are asking, to boot.
"We know many of you were unable to attend this year's festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm," organizers said in a statement. "We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed."
With that in mind, early bird passes for next year's fest go on sale this Friday (June 3) at 10 a.m. PST. The full price for the three-day pass is $269, plus service fees.
Buying tickets is a little different this year in that you can put a ten percent down payment on your stubs with eight monthly payments to follow. It should be noted that while Coachella generally books some awesome acts, not a single artist or outfit has been pegged for next year's event.