Coachella will be held April 11-13 and April 18-20, 2014, Goldenvoice announced Monday.
The advance ticket sales will open at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, May 24.
This is the only chance residents get for a payment plan.
Important information on the wristbands:
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.
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“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.
Festival producer Goldenvoice announced an attendance figure for its Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals this month that is larger than the population of Coachella Valley.
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:
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.
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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.
Anyone who has attended Coachella the past two weekends and Stagecoach today has seen the pedicabs.
They are driven back and forth all day long taking weary music fans from their cars to the venue or vice versa.
I had guessed the drivers make decent money, but not upwards of $5,000 for both Coachella concerts combined.
At least that’s what one friendly driver told me.