Coachella Pre-sale Tickets Sell Out Quickly, But Is The Festival ‘Dead’?

Coachella Pre-sale Tickets Sell Out Quickly, But Is The Festival ‘Dead’?
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Next year’s Coachella’s Valley Music and Arts Festival proved to be a hit among supporters after advanced ticket sales ended only three hours after they became available on Thursday morning.


The sale began at 11 a.m. Tickets for the first weekend were quickly sold out by 1 p.m. Ticket-selling for the second weekend ended an hour later.

Buyers were given the choice to use a payment plan instead of paying the regular fee of $375.

Advanced ticket sales last year ended more quickly. First weekend sold out after an hour, though second weekend ended after four hours.

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Coachella, its lineup for next year yet to be announced, will be held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15-17 and April 22-24.

Eda Yu of The Daily Californian, meanwhile, lamented about what is supposedly the death of Coachella, saying in her article, “Once a bastion of talent and appreciation of it, Coachella became a fashion show and a drinking ground — a place where the rave tent now reigns above all others.”

She compared her first time at the festival to her next two years, saying, “Suddenly, the goal became documenting that you were at Purity Ring’s set instead of enjoying the band’s dirty trap beats.”

Social media, along with the people’s intention to go to Coachella only for the sake of taking selfies, has killed the event, according to the article.

But Eda Yu is still optimistic about the future of the festival. “Those who care more about showcasing outfits and flash tattoos than about the glorious live music will stop attending eventually.”