The Coachella website shows a hint about an announcement coming Monday.
Goldenvoice will make a Coachella-related announcement on Monday — and music fans can probably get ready to open their wallets for next year’s festival.
A picture posted to the Coachella website and social media accounts on Friday shows an artistic photo of Coachella with the text: “10 a.m. Monday.”
If history holds true, Goldenvoice will likely announce the dates for the 2014 festival weekends as well as an advanced ticket sale that could happen within days.
It was about this time last year — May 14, 2012 — that Goldenvoice announced the next year’s dates, then opened advance sales from May 17-24, 2012.
The Desert Sun’s music site — MyCoachella.com — will provide an update as soon as the announcement is made on Monday.
Download the free MyCoachella mobile app, available in the iTunes store and Android market, and follow the coverage on Twitter @MyCoachella.
(Photo provided by Global Inheritance)
The artistic recycling bins that made their home at Coachella could be coming to a school near you.
Global Inheritance — the Los Angeles-based company behind the bins — posted on its website:
“After two spectacular weekends of Coachella and saving bottles/cans from the clutches of trash cans, the redesigned recycling bins are ready for their next tour stop – your school.”
Selected schools in Southern California will receive three to 10 redesigned recycling bins.
Check out the website for eligibility requirements and how to apply.
“Glee” star Chris Colfer appeared on “Ellen” on Thursday — and they spent the first several minute of the interview talking about Coachella.
Ellen — who flashed a photo of the famous ferris wheel and the Coachella snail on the screen behind them — asked Colfer about his first time at the festival.
Arrests dropping during all three festival weekends for Coachella and Stagecoach.
Police made a total of 171 arrests over two Coachella weekends, down from 235 last year. They made 124 arrests during Stagecoach, down from 174 last year. During all three weekends, the majority on alcohol- and drug-related charges — and, most popularly, underage drinking.
More than 80,000 people paid for entrance into the sold-out Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival each weekend. An estimated 45,000 people paid to get into Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
Law enforcement from across Southern California are tapped to be on the grounds — including the four police departments in the valley (Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Palm Springs) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Here’s the recap of arrest numbers, from Indio police:
Actor John C. Reilly took the stage Sunday at Stagecoach with his country music project, John Reilly and Friends. (Kate McGinty/The Desert Sun)
During the first weekend of Coachella, half of Hollywood shows up in the Coachella Valley to hit the show or the associated parties. At Stagecoach, though, the celebrities are more likely to be on stage than in the crowd.
There’s some recognizable solo artists who sneak up on some fans as part of a band: Kenny Loggins played Sunday with his Blue Sky Riders, and Norah Jones played Friday with her The Little Willies.
A few actor-turned-singers also made the 2013 lineup with their side projects: Continue Reading
Fans try to cool down at a cooling station during the 2013 Stagecoach country music festival on Sunday April 28, 2013. (Photo by Omar Ornelas / The Desert Sun)
The record-breaking heat wave kicked it up another notch on Sunday — breaking Stagecoach records for the second day in a row.
It hit 107 degrees at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, where more than 45,000 people have crowded in for the Stagecoach Festival.
Friends spray cool water on each other to keep cool April 27, 2013, at the second day of Stagecoach in Indio, Calif. (Gerry Maceda / special to The Desert Sun)
The temperature at Stagecoach Festival broke 100 degrees for the first time ever on Saturday.
It soared to at 104 degrees, breaking the festival’s previous heat record of 98 degrees set on April 28, 2012.
That was 2 degrees shy of the 106-degree all-time record for April 27, according to the National Weather Service.
Now in its seventh year, the country music has seen temperatures spike above normal only six out of 16 days, according to a Desert Sun analysis of historical weather data from AccuWeather.com.
(That’s the opposite of Coachella, when weather is more likely than not to spike.)
Here are the high temperatures recorded in Stagecoach Festival history:
The temperature at the Stagecoach festival grounds hit 91 degrees on Friday.
That’s on par with the 90-degree average for the day — and, fortunately for the 45,000 people crowded at the Indio festival grounds, it was a far cry from the 108-degree record set in 1996.
Temps will spike to 100 degrees on Saturday “with calm wind,” according to the National Weather Service forecast.
It will drop to 78 degrees overnight as winds start to ease in during the evening. Wind gusts could hit up to 20 mph.
For the final day of the festival on Sunday, the temperature will peak with a predicted high of 103 degrees. A wind of 5 to 10 mph could breeze in in the afternoon.
Coachella vs. Stagecoach 2013: Views from the ferris wheel (Kate McGinty/The Desert Sun)
The moment the two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrap, most of the grounds are torn down.
With the kickoff to Stagecoach, the grounds have been realigned, with the Mane Stage sitting between what had been the old Outdoor Theatre and Gobi Tent.
The Gobi, Mojave and Sahara tents have been transformed — the Toyota tent is a haven for arts and crafts, then performances in the Mustang and Palomino tents.
It’s gonna be a warm one, ladies and gents.
During the long walk into the Stagecoach grounds, that’s all anyone could talk about: Heat, heat, heat.
And it’s only 90 degrees in Indio, Calif.
Don’t miss the refill stations across the camp grounds, where you can fill any empty container with free drinking water.
You can also exchange 10 empty bottles or cans for fresh cold water (or merchandise) at the recycling stations.