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Coachella

We all thought it was amazing when Coachella 2011 sold out in like 6 days. Now Coachella 2012, which is now happening TWICE and went on sale TODAY, sold out in a FEW HOURS (not counting all the pre-sales they did).

Well, sort of:

"A thousand passes to both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach country music festival will be made available to east valley residents...

These passes cost $326, including service fees, and must be purchased at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, or while supplies last.

At that time, 1,000 passes also will be available to Stagecoach, April 27-29. [MyDesert]

Stagecoach is also sold out.

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Comments (118)

BREAKING: 1000 COACHELLA TICKETS RELEASED WEEK BEFORE

Posted by Johnny | January 13, 2012 6:19 PM


Which agent has the biggest boner right now?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:19 PM

All for Radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:25 PM

Swedish Meatball Mafia !!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:40 PM

the site was totally fucked. kept rejecting my cc info.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:41 PM

SO MANY DUMBASSES WILLING TO PART WITH SCANDALOUS AMOUNTS OF CASH

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:46 PM

$326??? GTFO!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:49 PM

I do have to say it shits last year's line up....wish I could go!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 6:50 PM

worst about this shitfest is the people who are fool enough to blow their sad little paychecks and go

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:03 PM

Blah blah blah all a scam, blah blah blah secret deal with scalpers, blah blah blah a million tickets on craigslist weekend of, blah blah blah Bowery presents ploy...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:04 PM

Really fast and spend.

Posted by criação de sites | January 13, 2012 7:06 PM

I am the 1 % and I will be going with my VIP Tickets - Fuck all your poor BV Readers - I think i'll go buy another Panerai!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:17 PM

7:04, Haha, I'm the guy that bitches about how stupid people are to pay high ticket prices, and how people are happily (foolishly?) getting gouged, and how Bowery Presents holds back the majority of the house from the public, tries to scalp the seats, and then releases the leftovers to the public the week of the show. Pleased to meet you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:21 PM

7:21 I agree that the prices are too high for a weak lineup, and am pretty surprised it is sold out. Maybe though, everyone else knows that LCD Soundsystem reunion will be happening, and that it will be special...

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:24 PM

What is that cliche about a fool and his money soon parting?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:26 PM

Primavera Sound > Coachella

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:27 PM

Mmm Panera bread.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:28 PM

Radiohead website > Coachella crappy website
Thanks radiohead for getting us tickets

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:35 PM

can't w8

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:42 PM

fully stupid bullshit

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:50 PM

anon 7:50 I suppose you did because you came here to post about it you fucking jack off

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 7:55 PM

came here because this shit is embarrassing

felt the need to point it out

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:00 PM

what exactly is embarrassing?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:24 PM

daft punk not on bill?

what time if so?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 8:43 PM

It's all about Radiohead now

Posted by LOL DAFT PUNK JOKES ARE OLD | January 13, 2012 8:45 PM

Iscoachellaworthit.com

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:14 PM

all of it is embarassing

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:19 PM

Sasquatch shits on Coachella.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:32 PM

Bamboozle > Coachella

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 9:57 PM

i am going to watch on the internet with a slice in one hand and my schlong in the other hand.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 10:13 PM

coachella > sasquatch > bonnaroo > the rest

and ive been to all of them

spend the money and see for yourself. no sense in sitting at your computers and complaining. see you in the desert!

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 10:18 PM

sure thing, y'all come see for yourself and watch music get killed, publicly

fests like this one are a cancer on good taste, overcharging like insane marauding motherfuckers, and reducing everything to lowest common denominator pap

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 10:47 PM

^ 10:47 makes an interesting point. These giant festivals are getting more like Disney world, and I hate that Donald duck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 11:14 PM

for assholes by assholes

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2012 11:15 PM

These festivals are real cash cows

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 12:37 AM

spoiled brat new york pieces of shit complain that ATP is too much money and these piss-drinking los angeles myspace crumbsnatchers pay a cool $350 to eat beef jerky in the desert with the Hives.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:39 AM

Coachella is embarassing fo real

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:46 AM

Once Pulp, At the Drive, Firehose and a couple of others announce those east coast dates, then we can truly laugh at these fools who bought these tickets

(and by the way, if you really think they are sold out and can't pick up tickets week of from legit sale or cheap/face off the usual sites well then you are the leader of the idiots)

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:04 AM

You poor jealous guy - poor as in don't have the money to spend a week in Palm Springs seeing the best festival going. Better yet, I'll see Pulp under the stars surrounded by palm trees in the desert....you, have fun at T5. Whiner.

Love, King Idiot

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:22 AM

How's the hummus at coachella? Is it dry? Is it moist? Is it made with olive oil or canola oil? How much is a side order?

-these are the points I need to know before I dish out $350 for a ticket.

Posted by A hummus eating man | January 14, 2012 4:34 AM

I have no use for festivals. A couple of hours around all the dorks at an indie show is about all I can stand.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 6:06 AM

the sort of people who plan their leisure time a half year in advance (and buy ridiculously overvalued tickets for it) are not the kind of people I want to see a show with

this might as well be an all inclusive cruise to the US Virgin islands. bring your fanny pack and Hawaiian shirt

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 9:11 AM

9:11= too poor to go

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 10:34 AM

Festivals are lame. Flying across the country to go to a festival is even lamer. Go on a real vacation fanboy.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 10:41 AM

Just throwing this out there but Holy Ship was the best festival I have ever been to. And I don't even like electronic music that much.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 11:17 AM

No seriously, Holy Ship was incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 11:31 AM

$326 + renting a car to get there + flight + lodging + overpriced stuff at the festival: Good to know that the 1%'s festival is doing as well as they are!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 11:41 AM

TO EVERYONE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PRICE:

you buy 4 passes, sell 3. that'll cover your flight, lodging, food/drink at the festival, your own festival pass, and weed money.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 12:13 PM

I have no interest in going to this thing. But one wonders how much of an unsuccessful loser a person has to be in order to think the festival is some kind of one-percenter indulgence.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 12:38 PM

Anyone self satisfied with organizing this sort of wealthy people's playground shouldn't just be ashamed of themselves, they should expect to be the first against the wall when it all comes down

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 12:57 PM

the median personal income in the USA is $26364

That means just buying tickets to this festival costs more than 1% of an a regular person's yearly income in this country.

Now add in travel, accommodation, and meals (at gouge-level prices, of course!)

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:19 PM

Hey King Idiot 4:22, you wish this was about money. Trust me I make much more than you will ever make you dumb fuck. Thinking someone is just poor cause they think going to this festival is dumb makes you look like a schmuck.
Festivals like this suck. You know what, Terminal 5 blows but I will take seeing Pulp with 3000 people there instead of your stupid ass standing miles away with thousands of other people squinting to try and see the stage. Only an outdoor festival like this would have worse sound than Terminal 5
By the way i am glad you know for sure Pulp is playing T5. Won't you feel fucking stupid when it is at Radio City Music Hall instead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:39 PM

NOBODY GIVES A FUCK HOW MUCH YOU MAKE YOU FUCKING CRETIN

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 1:48 PM

Damn. A ticket costs more than I make in a week. I'm sick of this shit

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:12 PM

Dudes Coachella is for the 70k a year set. All you paupers should go see some fat guys play at Saint Vitus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:23 PM

somebody explain why ticket prices have increased at many times the rate of inflation for the past 25 years

if you can give me an explanation better than "the music industry is a corrupt monopoly ripping everyone off and promoting bad taste" I'm down to hear it

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:32 PM

^i'll step out on a limb and go with people keep buying the tickets

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:34 PM

I know at least one of these passes was sold to The Edge.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:35 PM

fewer people are buying than used to!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:43 PM

so you're saying ticket prices are higher because that's what the market will bear...

but where's the free market? the concert industry is famously closed, there's no competition there. You play AEG / Live Nation / Ticketmaster's game or you don't play at all.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:55 PM

Unless I'm missing something, the $326 is for locals, for both weekends. That's not such a bad deal.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 2:57 PM

Can BrooklynVegan please not cover Coachella. The people who care about it will be there, and not online. And the people who don't care, don't want to read the stories.


thx

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 3:13 PM

HOLY SHIP WAS EPIC! Where's the coverage BV?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 3:16 PM

2:55 shut the fuck up. There are probably 50+ shows in NYC tonight alone.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 3:24 PM

How much is it for non-locals?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:03 PM

Oh yeah 324?

And how many shows were the in NYC with more than 1500 people at then that weren't produced by AEG or LiveNation? A number very close to zero. Get above T5 and it is zero.

And... how many shows had tickets on sale via a vendor that wasn't TicketMaster or a subsidiary of them? Basically zero again.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:35 PM

recession's over i guess?!! Someone tell my fucking bank account, and my job. I bet half those tickets went to scalpers who are gonna take a bath on this soon enough.

Posted by Yay~! | January 14, 2012 4:38 PM

Oh yeah 4:35? Oh YEAH???

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 4:53 PM

I hate poor, whiny people on indie rock blogs. It's such a shame that your degrees in Medieval Lesbian Poetry didn't bear fruit in the job market.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:09 PM

4:35 so it's a monoply by several competing companies?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:20 PM

a collusionary duopoly you naive fool

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:28 PM

^didn't two of them sue each other last year?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:30 PM

the ticket industry, a capitalist success story where Ticketmaster competes with... err... Ticketmaster operating under a different name.

marvel at how the invisible hand of competition has streamlined the market, why they only charge $6 to $15 PER TRANSACTION for the service of running a credit card and keeping a list of people's names! How do they do it so cheap??

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:31 PM

Usually when I hear words like collusionary it's a safe bet that it was uttered by a moron who smokes too much dope.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:34 PM

"two of them sued each other"

do I have to explain that Bowery Presents isn't in anywhere close to the same level of magnitude as LiveNation/Ticketmaster, and AEG?

It's like King's Pharmacy suing Duane Reade.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:44 PM

"collusionary" is popular stoner terminology?

WHO KNEW

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:47 PM

THIS FESTIVAL IS REALLY FUCKING OVERPRICED AND IF YOU PAY TO GET IN YOU ARE A LOSER DUMSHIT

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:51 PM

so, when did getting super ripped off become a proud badge of a guy's financial success?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:54 PM

Do bands play this thing for free or something?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 5:55 PM

Do the math.

100k tickets sold at $350 = $35,000,000

sure, some headliners are making $1 million, but most of these bands are playing for $10k or less.

Even with production, and not counting all the revenue from crazy gouge time prices on food and booze and water, or the even more insane income from sponsorship and onsite advertising... they are making insane money.

If AEG had real competition, they wouldn't be able to get away with that kind of mark up. You're getting ripped off.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 6:01 PM

"100k tickets sold at $350 = $35,000,000"

wow you are WAY off. it's 75k per weekend..150,000 tickets. and you're not counting VIP ticket sales either. also a GA pass is 328 after taxes/fees, not 350

BV, i request that you permanently disable the comments on section on this website. thank you, godspeed

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 6:26 PM

These festivals are for people who don't usually go to concerts. That's all. Otherwise, I can't imagine spending the money for bands that I see play the NYC-area 2-3 times a year anyways.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 7:01 PM

701 it's not about the bands, it 's about the experience. something people on this site never seem to get #bjork #coachella #ultra

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 7:12 PM

Inflatable Children are not playing so why go any way?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 7:33 PM

can i buy goldenvoice weed at coachella?

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 10:23 PM

It takes a lot more guts and INDIVIDUALISM to say something positive and supportive to a stranger ...rather than succumbing to the impulse of hating/ venting your frustation on something which is probably a personal matter and NOT about some band/festival (IMAGE ADDICTION).

Anybody can be a hater. That's more cheesy and cliche than any band out there....

The epitome of weakling. (yes, I'm challenging you to be better)

Posted by Burg | January 14, 2012 10:53 PM

sure, some headliners are making $1 million, but most of these bands are playing for $10k or less.

>>>


incorrect.. headliners are more likely 500K and others in second and third lines vary from 50 to 200K... and on down from there

They pay the bands well

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2012 11:46 PM

The Inflatable Children were only asking pennies on the dollar.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 1:06 AM

6:26 / 11:46

none of that changes the math in any substantial way, in fact even you can probably calculate the fact that it means Coachella is actually making even ^more^ money with your numbers.

They are overcharging the shit out the community. If it was possible to compete with AEG or LiveNation n this scale (it is in practical terms, legally impoassible), they would not be able to get away with such an arrogant mark up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 11:03 AM

Math is for losers!

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 12:34 PM

getting flagrantly ripped off is for winners

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 12:56 PM

"701 it's not about the bands, it 's about the experience. something people on this site never seem to get #bjork #coachella #ultra"


Shaddup you halfwit. People on here get it. They just think as an experience it aint worth it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 1:31 PM

How exactly can you get ripped off when buyer and seller align and there's nothing in particular to compare the product to? It ain't like paying 30 bucks for a tub of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 1:33 PM

Interesting that in 2012 people are so conditioned not to complain that they will defend people who are stealing from them because pointing that out is negativity

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 3:40 PM

In 2012 I'm kind of conditioned to think that people who display a fuckwit's grasp of economics are indeed fuckwits.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 3:49 PM

Summer 2012 is going to be a sick year for festivals. So many amazing mashups. Just like the recent Metallica and Soul Rebels mashup at the Fillmore. SOUL REBELS BRASS BAND will be all over the place this summer. I just heard about these guys when they played in SF. soulrebelsbrassband.com
They been playing with Metallica, New Mastersound.

They be hitting Brooklyn Bowl and Terminal 5 in Feb.

New dope record drops 1/31

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 4:05 PM

I certainly do not defend the corporate entities behind this festival.

In fact many of the performers do not (ex. Seun Kuti, radio head/ not 100 sure on that one...assumption... Please correct me if I am wrong)

We all live within the confines of a completely broken system. And if you ban this (not judging you for that) and point fingers, there are other aspects of your life choices that are susceptible to the same amount of scrutiny. Not judging you for that either. Just pointing out that every offensive gesture exposes your defense that much more. Just think about your personal contribution to any other form of industry.

Which makes it pointless to finger point. Unless of course finger pointing is exactly what you need to keep the money flowing.

My point is... We all choose distractions, but that's all that they are.

The only thing that's actually real is love. Without it there is no compass...no direction whatsoever, and moving energy simply dissipates/dies off

So I choose to spend my money on this ...and I'm sure I will have a great time with loved ones and perhaps meet some new people ( more of the same) ...it fills me up, inspires me ... I pass that on and do things for others (make music, teach, crack jokes.. ..whatever)

I try not to focus too much on the $ amount subtracted from my bank account and grateful to be able to attend. A personal choice.

Posted by Burg | January 15, 2012 6:42 PM

Holy fucking word salad, 6:42.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 6:44 PM

Heh heh ;-)

Posted by Burg | January 15, 2012 7:27 PM

pointing out that someone is overcharging you is now tacky

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 9:59 PM

what the fuck is wrong with you dumbasses?

if you just multiply the number of tickets sold by the cost of the tickets, and subtract the number of bands by what they average getting paid, it's clear as fucking day that the organizers of this fest are laughing at you all the way to the bank.

it's a huge rip off.

do you give a damn that the overwhelming majority of people in this country can't afford to go to this thing? we're not talking about poor people, we're talking regular people.

if the organizers (AEG) didn't have a rigged monopoly industry, propped up by exclusivity contracts and heavily lobbied government regulations, they wouldn't be able to charge this much, there would be MORE festivals happening, and more people would be able to afford to go out.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 10:05 PM

scary little people afraid of calling a spade a spade.

this fest is gouge town, you're a dupe to give them your cash.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 10:15 PM

It must be such a bitch to be poor, bitter and stupid. If you don't like the prices that countless other people are happily paying, then sack the fuck up and try starting your own festival.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2012 11:16 PM

Inflatable children asked such a modest fee. Look what happened.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 12:42 AM

11:16 - I'm not poor by any means, and certainly not bitter, and the only person who has ever called me stupid is my ex-wife. I am 99.9% sure that I make at least double what you make, and I most certainly have a bigger dick than you. I just don't like festivals, or paying a price which is almost equivalent to the sum of what the individual performances would be (which would be superior in every way - length of set, energy and focus of band, douche-factor / likelihood of being sweat upon by some naked tripping asshole with a wizard hat on). So, why don't you fuck off if your feeble brain cannot tolerate an opinion that differs from your own.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 1:01 AM

The pathetic little shits who work for AEG / goldenvoice can't deal with criticism

Dudes, you just work for this festival, they don't pay you enough to take this shit personally

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 1:28 AM

It seems like some of you (or maybe it's just one guy posting several times) are working under the delusion that the festival's only cost is paying the bands and everything else is pocketed. That is entirely absurd.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 1:34 AM

1:01, I can assure you that if people don't call you stupid, then it's only because you consciously surround yourself with people of a similar quality of mind.

Congratulations on having a large internet dick and paycheck! It really isn't a matter of not being able to tolerate someone with a different opinion, as I wouldn't even consider going to a festival like this. I just happen to despise witless, whiny, negative cunt rags, and you're the very definition of one.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 1:42 AM

"I just don't like festivals, or paying a price which is almost equivalent to the sum of what the individual performances would be (which would be superior in every way - length of set, energy and focus of band, douche-factor / likelihood of being sweat upon by some naked tripping asshole with a wizard hat on)"

"These festivals are for people who don't usually go to concerts. That's all. Otherwise, I can't imagine spending the money for bands that I see play the NYC-area 2-3 times a year anyways."


These 2 comments sum it up perfectly. Nothing else needs to be said and don't try bringing up the whole "experience" aspect or certain bands exclusivity.. Cause as an experience it is pretty lame and the "special" bands this year are all gonna be playing here soon after

Goodnight Irene.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 2:25 AM

Will try to keep this one short

Kudos to those that are getting the message out there about the current corporate backed system is fucking up the live music experience.

I have a ticket and am going.

What is your proposed solution? Ban/boycott these shows in favor of individual concerts?

Because it seems like the money is going to the same place with the current system we have.

Posted by Burg | January 16, 2012 9:02 AM

Some iPad induced typos up there ^^^^ I know it ;-)

Posted by Burg | January 16, 2012 9:04 AM

LOL 1:42
Like the lettuce of BV commentors
No nutritional value, mostly water,
and you may get sick if you don't wash it enough first.

I didn't think that it was really possible, but you actually used up several poor electrons posting something that brought absolutely nothing of lasting value nor added to the conversation in any way. Instead, you just spread your delusional opinions without even being funny.

You are the very embodiment of a douche. Ha ha ha ha I am laughing at you, and your pathetic attempt at "insight"
Hope to see you there. I'll be the one you see right before the fencing pipe mercifully introduces you to unconsciousness, right before Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 10:11 AM

"It seems like some of you are working under the delusion that the festival's only cost is paying the bands and everything else is pocketed. That is entirely absurd."

1:34, I don't think that's what's being said at all. I think what's being pointed out is, "Here's the gross, here's what the bands are getting, and from that number you can make an educated guess at how much money this whole thing is making." I'm sure people are smart enough to figure out that there's other expenses, also.

Posted by Dave | January 16, 2012 10:14 AM

Radiohead is still relevant? Wow, music really is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 10:37 AM

^You know they released some albums after Creep came out?

Posted by Anonymous | January 16, 2012 12:00 PM

I remember when this festival was still relevant. worst lineup ever. especially the sahara tent lineup. years ago it was Kraftwerk headlining it, now its guetta and all the other technopop bullshit. what a mockery.

Posted by Anonymous | January 17, 2012 4:01 PM

They just think as an experience it aint worth it. Good Work !

Posted by Aeronaves | January 20, 2012 11:50 AM

coachella is sold out because they rule.

Posted by jordon | August 8, 2013 2:53 PM

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