Posted in music | venues on July 5, 2012

Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
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"Promoters of the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, two of America's premier music events, are threatening to move the shows -- possibly out of the Coachella Valley -- if a proposed admissions tax is enacted by the host city.

Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett said next year's festivals would be the last in Indio.

The threat comes in response to a string of text messages obtained by The Desert Sun in which Goldenvoice vice president Skip Paige tells an Indio official that organizers are seriously considering moving the festival out of the city.

Polo club owner Alex Haagen III said he and Goldenvoice would build a new venue somewhere else.

"If the tax initiative of putting $4million to $6 million onto Coachella gets on the ballot," said Tollett, "we're going to take off 2014; 2015 we'll be at a new facility outside of Indio." [Desert Sun]

Coachella 2013 is currently scheduled for April 12 - 14 and then April 19 - 21.

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Comments (13)

Move it to New Jersey or something...
They don't realize how much $$$ Coachella is bringing to the local economy overthere. Coachella (the city) is a freakin' hole in the desert where old people who are not rich enough to live on the coast, come to to die.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 1:59 PM

All Points East they shall name it!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:10 PM

Fuck Skip Paige. That guy is a fucking bloody vaginal belch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:22 PM

the festival loses tons of appeal if they leave the polo grounds. the venue is why most people go!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:28 PM

No taxation without representation!

RON PAUL 2012!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:30 PM

Money talks, bullshit walks

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:32 PM

It's already the most expensive ticket. What's 36 more dollars?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 2:32 PM

Coachella threatens to do 4 weekends in a row - but only live stream 1 of them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:05 PM

you guys left out one of the most important parts: they've been buying land one town over. yes, the exact spot would change, but they would be staying in the coachella valley. same views, same greatness, possible later curfew and louder speakers. could actually be a good thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2012 3:38 PM

Coachella was so bad this year.

Talk about a shit setlist.

Posted by Sam | July 5, 2012 10:15 PM

All Points East they shall name it!

Posted by inchirieri masini | September 26, 2012 8:03 AM

the festival loses tons of appeal if they leave the polo grounds. the venue is why most people go!

Posted by inchirieri masini bucuresti | September 26, 2012 8:04 AM

I wonder if they will move.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:55 PM

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