Coachella music festival dates and prices announced
Bruce Fessier • The Desert Sun • December 14, 2009
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, the Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice promoter has announced.
Some advance tickets have already been put up for sale at www.coachella.com through a layaway program. A three-day festival pass costs $269 plus fees.
Two layaway options are available. The 50 percent down option allows festival goers to pay a 50 percent deposit of the ticket total plus all fees, with the remaining 50 percent automatically deducted from a credit card on the first week of March.
The 10 percent down option allows festival goers to pay 10 percent of the order total plus all fees as a first payment with the remaining total automatically deducted in two equal payments on the first week of each month (February and March) after the first payment month. The last day to order via layaway is Feb. 1.
All tickets ordered through the layaway plan should be received by April 10th after they’re paid in full. Even if festival goers choose to pay in full in advance, tickets won’t be delivered by Federal Express until the lay away shipping begins.
For the first time in the 11-year history of Coachella, the festival also will sell 10x30 camping spots for $55 instead of charging a camping fee per person. Festival goers with RVs may purchase 20x50 RV camping spots for $250.
Coachella, which has been named the world’s premiere outdoor festival five times in the past seven years by industry watchdog, Pollstar, was recently nominated for that honor again while the Empire Polo Club was nominated as best venue for the first time.
Goldenvoice typically announces its lineup in late January. More than 50,000 people a day typically attend Coachella.