If HolyShip managed to sell out last year. Of course anything with the name of "Coachella" made by Golden Voice will sell out. GV has a loyal cult that will pay outrageous prices for anything they throw. Could be a polished turd named Coachella and these cultists would pay what ever GV asks.
Lineup is excellent to me, but seems to have been curated to avoid a Holy Ship type crowd. From the comments on the Coachella Facebook, nobody seems to know who any of the acts are outside of Girl Talk (which is perhaps moderately terrifying given that most seem to be attending Coachella 2013, but such is life). I'll be interested to see if it does sell out...if it does, it will take a bit I think. I think they were wise to go for this type of lineup instead of a Hardwell/Nicky Romero/Bingo Players Sahara shitshow.
yeah I wouldn't get your hopes up. If 2013 is anything like 2012................
To be fair, when has Coachella had a problem that wasn't addressed and fixed the next year? I'm hoping that GV considers it a problem when they have Radiohead, Dre/Snoop performing one of the best hip-hop shows ever, Godspeed, Mangum, Pulp, ATDI and Refused reunions, etc. and half the crowd leaves saying that Afrojack and Calvin Harris were their favorites...
The thing is already sold out anyway, give them Hardwell and Nicky Romero at 5:00 on Friday, deadmau5 on the main (who, horrible fanbase and boring live show aside, is nowhere near as bad as people here claim), Boys Noize (the great Kandi Kid/music snob compromise), and then bring the rest of the lineup up to snuff.
Is this selling out really a concern? The ship holds 2886 passengers. So that's 5,772 total minus the boarding for the bands and the Coachella staff. That's not very many people at all.
April 14-16 - Coachella
April 22 - Sleep
May 4 - The Weeknd
May 20 - Mastodon/EODM/Russian Circles
May 30 - Conan/North
June 9 - Sigur Rós
July 3 - Roger Waters
July 30 - Panorama Festival
August 17-20 - Psycho Las Vegas
September 9 - Green Day
October 6-8 - ACL wknd. 1