Goldenvoice is rethinking its plans to buy land in Indio, and city leaders tell The Desert Sun’s Erica Felci they’re worried that the promoter of Coachella and Stagecoach could move to another city because of a City Council member’s plan to add a tax to festival tickets.
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Matches will still take place at the Eldorado Polo Club in Indio, seen in a January 2011 photo, but Goldenvoice's purchase of the club has city leaders envisioning and some neighbors dreading additional festivals. (Richard Lui, Desert Sun file photo)
Goldenvoice isn’t saying what it will do with the 280 acres it’s buying around the site of its Coachella and Stagecoach festivals,
but Indio city leaders are excited.
Mayor Glenn Miller told The Desert Sun and the Los Angeles Times that smaller festivals focusing on wine, jazz or Latin music could be staged throughout the year, and a hotel could be in the offing.
But Desert Sun reporter Rebecca Walsh also found residents of Indio and neighboring La Quinta who are, shall we say, less than enthused.
“For three weeks, we can suck it up,” LaVerne Sprinkle told Walsh. “But more concerts? No way.”
MyDesert.com has more reactions to the Goldenvoice land deal from Indio’s city manager and other nearby residents.