Coachella, Front Gate, Nostalgia Acts, and Sell-Out Weekends!

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival bridges modern music with visual art into a three-day music festival extravaganza. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the brainchild of Paul Tollett; the Coachella Valley, Music and Arts Festival, has been consistently active since 2001.

Past and Present

In 2013, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place during the second and third weeks of April. Historically, Coachella has offered a campy environment to aesthetically-inclined patrons and the assimilation of many different musical genres, including: pop, rock, rap, latin and, especially in recent years, electronic music.

Stoneless: No Matter!

In spite of the lack of The Rolling Stones in this year’s Coachella lineup, Coachella tickets sold out surprisingly quickly. Indeed, reports from the Los Angeles Times indicated that first-weekend Coachella tickets sold out within 15 minutes! Perhaps more astonishing is that the otherwise-reliable Coachella site has crashed numerous times this year due to unprecedentedly high traffic from consumers looking to score on relatively cheap tickets. Nonetheless, the sellout of tickets for Coachella’s first weekend will undoubtedly send fans scrambling for eBay’s second-hand market or the exorbitantly priced VIP Lake Eldorado tickets; the VIP Lake Eldorado tickets can run upwards of a heady three thousand dollars retail.

Press Release: Damage Control

Front Gate handles the ticket distribution of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Accordingly, Front Gate recently urged online Coachella consumers to “hang tight” until traffic died down and the site came back online. Front Gate went onto Facebook to exhort fans that their payment information is only temporarily disallowed on Coachella’s site. (1) Historically, First Gate and Coachella reported a third straight year of sellout weekends! Fans are left wondering whether buying early-bird tickets for 2014, perhaps when the lineup isn’t fully disclosed by Coachella, is a more prudent financial option.

2013 Festival

The 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival couples scintillating rock performances with some time-tested names. For instance, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Modest Mouse prominently factor into 2013 Coachella’s plans, but these marquee names are buttressed by greats like Lou Reed and the Wu-Tang Clan. Recently lionized acts like Vampire Weekend strum alongside reunited pop-rock legends – The Stone Roses and The Postal Service! After considering these blockbuster headliners and solid accompanying acts, it makes sense that Coachella reported a third consecutive year of weekend sell out sales!

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