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    Default What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Just wondering???
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    more than last year, think they're expanding the sahara

    edit: not for sure
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    ^^ Source?
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    i don't have one, i thought i read that somewhere on this board?
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodenman View Post
    i don't have one, i thought i read that somewhere on this board?
    i don't think that's on the boards, but it might be. it wouldn't surprise me if gv purchased or leased a larger tent for the event. insomniac has proven there are bigger ones out there for events here in so-cal, and with the expansion of polo fields, they very well might be able to afford to expand the size of the sahara(doubt it though).

    edit: the past few years the sahara sound/lighting has got incredibly better each year, so adding another element like expanding the size of the tent will make them re-evaluate the integrity of the sound they have developed over the years there as well.
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    ah. in that case, more "laser beams" plz .
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    but back to the main question

    Main Stage: 55,201 to be exact
    Outdoor: 23,814 is rough
    Gobi: 5,824 round there
    Mojave: 8,141 give or take
    Sahara: 13,420 seems reasonable

    Disclosure: These are all inaccurate guesses.

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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Sahara must have had 20-30 K for Madonna.
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    to add to the main question: will the pure filth stage be a tent or open stage and where?
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Ya, your right. I'd say the Sahara holds MAYBE 20,000..., and that's including the surrounding areas outside of the tent as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodenman View Post
    to add to the main question: will the pure filth stage be a tent or open stage and where?
    Pop & Hiss: So will this year's Pure Filth stage be in the actual festival or just an after-party?

    Sam XL: Both. They took a bunch of the stables where they normally have stables, right across from the Sahara and Gobi stages, resodded the grass and are going to let us do a stage there. Then we'll host the party in the camp grounds like last year.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/musi...er-sam-xl.html

    My guess would be the area highlighted in maroon below:
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewoodenman View Post
    to add to the main question: will the pure filth stage be a tent or open stage and where?
    http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45054

    no one knows where its gonna be. i'm guessing that the "new area" will be in between the sahara tent and the main festival entrance in the stable dirt lot's they supposedly sodded. my guess is as good as yours but i think it'll be an enclosed tent to capture the sound and feed it out a particular direction. the festival doesn't need another do-lab style stage that bleeds sound in every direction.

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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Maybe they'll make the Sahara smaller and turn it into an acoustic stage!

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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    I thought the "comfortable" capacity of Mojave was around 5,000. That doesn't include those outside the tent, which could easily double. Sahara around 8k?

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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    the actual answer is: 15000 sahara, 7000 mojave, 3000 gobi.. 06 had bigger tent
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    i imagine the sahara will be bigger than ever this year.
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    Quote Originally Posted by heyeric View Post
    http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45054

    no one knows where its gonna be. i'm guessing that the "new area" will be in between the sahara tent and the main festival entrance in the stable dirt lot's they supposedly sodded. my guess is as good as yours but i think it'll be an enclosed tent to capture the sound and feed it out a particular direction. the festival doesn't need another do-lab style stage that bleeds sound in every direction.
    I'm not sure where, but I had heard that it was supposedly going between the Gobi and Mojave.
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    Default Re: What's the approximate capacity for each stage/tent?

    alot

    i read coachela holds almost 1 milion people ALONE

    for every tent divide that number by 5. so each tent could go around 200000 maybe more if there jumping over the fences again this year.

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    I wrote this up last year. I think it's right.

    Quote Originally Posted by PlayaDelWes View Post
    It’s just an estimate, but I counted* people in the Mojave, Gobi, and Sahara including those attempting to enjoy the set from outside each tent and here are my observations on how this year’s crowd differed from prior years. For a typical set at the day’s peak (assuming all 5 stages are going).

    I’m happy to adjust my assumptions based your observations.

    Gobi – 20% more crowded
    5,000 people previously, 6,000 this year (+1,000)

    Mojave: 13% more crowded
    7,000 people previously, 8,000 this year (+1,000)

    Sahara: No increase (but most volatile crowd size throughout the day)
    7,000 people previously, 7,000 this year

    Coachella Stage: No increase
    24,000 people previously, 24,000 this year

    Outdoor Theatre: 64% increase
    14,000 people previously, 23,000 this year

    Loitering, Eating, DooLabbing, Drinking, Camping, etc…: 57% increase
    7,000 people previously, 11,000 this year

    *It's not all that hard to count, considering there is a grid on the ceiling of each tent.
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    Anyone have any estimates on what the new Sahara capacity is? 20k? I read somewhere it's 500x200', so 20k sounds about right, I guess. That's not including overflow at the entrances, and beer garden viewing area.

    According to this site, 100,000 sq ft = 16,666 people. It has to be more than that, if the polo grounds maxed out at 90k in 2013, no way Sahara capacity is just 16k.

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    I wouldn't doubt it's only 19k... When a big name act is on, the crowd bled out of that fucker quick last year.
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    question is, when will Coachella expand or will they ever? Considering they have 2 weeks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumpstart View Post
    question is, when will Coachella expand or will they ever? Considering they have 2 weeks now.
    The answer is, they have and continue to do so.
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