Coachella and Stagecoach saw a combined 214,159 festivalgoers and grossed $60,356,918 in ticket sales alone this year, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Coachella 2012 brought 158,387 people to Indio over two weekends this April and racked up $47,313,403 in gross ticket sales, according to the music mag.
Compare that to about $23 million for last year’s single-weekend festival and $21.7 million for Coachella 2010, which are the numbers Goldenvoice gave Billboard last year.
Billboard says Goldenvoice sold 80,726 tickets to Coachella 2012′s first weekend and 77,661 tickets to the slightly less star-studded second weekend a week later. The promoter has said about 75,000 people attended last year’s fest.
Stagecoach, which expanded to a third day this year by staffing a single stage on Friday, saw slight increases in attendance and ticket sales.
The country music festival grossed $13,043,515 and brought in 55,772 fans, compared with just less than $10 million last year and $7.3 million in 2010, according to Billboard. Last year’s Stagecoach brought in 55,000 fans each day.
The totals were released just as the city of Indio is considering ways to get a bigger financial piece of the action from the annual music festivals.
That talk has Goldenvoice rethinking its plans to buy land in the city, Indio leaders told The Desert Sun this week.
Wednesday night, the City Council also rejected a plan to increase Indio’s bed tax at festival campgrounds and smaller hotels.