You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Coachella expands to second weekend

2012 festival to feature duplicate lineups on consecutive weeks

In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends.

Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.

Organizers of the Goldenvoice-promoted festival promised “same lineup, same art, same place, different people” in 2012.

An announcement posted on the Coachella Web site Tuesday said, “We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated… We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com.”

Headlined by Kanye West, Arcade Fire and Kings of Leon, the 2011 Coachella fest, held at the Empire Polo Club, tied event’s attendance records with 75,000 three-day passes sold. Many observers carped that crowds and queues reached unmanageable levels this year.

Three-day passes for next year’s festival go on sale for $269 this Friday and will be available for a week. On-sale will represent attendees’ only chance to buy passes on the payment plan (10% down and eight monthly installments).

More Music

  • Jamie FoxxBET Awards, Show, Los Angeles,

    2018 BET Awards: Kendrick Lamar Wins Big at Youth-Centered Show

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • Netflix Unveils 'Great Day in Hollywood'

    Netflix Unveils 'Great Day in Hollywood' Image Spot Highlighting Black Creators

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • Jamie FoxxBET Awards, Show, Los Angeles,

    BET Awards: Jamie Foxx Goes Off-Script to 'Acknowledge' Childish Gambino

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • Kendrick Lamar

    2018 BET Awards Complete Winners List

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (9725704q)AtmosphereArroyo

    Arroyo Seco Weekend: Craft Cocktails, Local Chefs Add to Festival's Mellow Mood

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE 2018 RADIO

    Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood Honored at Radio Disney Music Awards

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Portlandia': Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Pick Their Proudest Musical Moments

    In an attempt to deal with sell-out crowds, overwhelming demand for passes and crowd gridlock, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will expand to two consecutive three-day runs in 2012, with duplicate lineups on both weekends. Shows are set for April 13-15 and April 20-22 next year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content