As you have all probably noticed, Professional Scalpers have bought up nearly 2/3 of all tickets to this year's festival. Her are just some of the professional scalpers:
STUBHUB.com (owned by eBay)
The following are all "powered" by Ticket Network Direct, so quite possibly owned by one parent company:
And I believe that a separate company owns the following ticket brokers:
They are certainly in cahoots because they are all selling Coachella Festival passes for the exact same prices. Unfortunately, scalping is legal in California to a certain degree, which is why Coachella will probably not be selling tickets over the internet next year.
There's likely nothing we can do about this years scalping, but if enough people voice their concerns to the right people, it's possible we can prevent this from happening next year and the year after that...
What you can do is send a complaint to the new California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Go to the link below and file a complaint with the Attorney General's office about each company listed above... it only takes about ten minutes to submit one for each. Here is the AG's site:
After you have filed a complaint, make sure you 'bump' this Thread with something like "I complained to the Attorney General" so that we can keep this message at the top of the Topic Page.
If enough of us voice our complaints, we will be heard. Perhaps we will be able to take the Festival back from the Ticket Brokers listed above next year.
Good luck Coachellians!