This year’s Coachella festival, scheduled for April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., includes headliners Arcade Fire, Kanye West and Kings Of Leon. Other acts include Duran Duran, The Chemical Brothers, Big Audio Dynamite, The National and P.J. Harvey
Saying he was “still a little stunned” Paul Tollett of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice, which created the festival, told the Desert Sun newspaper that the festival had sold 51,000 tickets by Monday, three days after the ducats went on sale. Compare that to only 11,000 sold during last year’s first weekend of ticket sales and you can appreciate just how doggone fast fans scarfed up tickets for this year’s shindig.
Tollett told the newspaper that even though his company was granted an Indio city permit for 75,000 people per day, the plan for this year was to sell fewer tickets in order to cut down on the crowding. Tollett also said Goldenvoice had arranged for 10 acres around the grounds, resulting in a new festival entrance as well as more parking spaces.
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