A Coachella in the Fall? Sign Me Up!
Regardless of where you in the world you live, if you’re a music and/or festival fan, you know about Coachella. It is THE festival of fall festivals. If a disbanded group wants to start a reunion tour, Coachella is the place to do it. If you’re a small band who’s playing at Coachella for the first time and you absolutely CRUSH your performance, well then chances are you won’t be an unknown artist for too much longer. Coachella is the festival that always sells out, usually quicker than any other festival. Because they had been selling out immediately for years, back in 2012, Goldenvoice, the company that puts on and produces Coachella, decided to adopt a two-weekend format. Ever since then, even with two weekends to choose from, tickets are still hard to come by. Now, after 4 years of the two-weekend format, the Desert Sun reports that an autumn music festival “is imminent.”
Back in 2013, Coachella producers Goldenvoice signed an agreement with Indio, California to keep the festival in the city through 2030. The agreement also allows Goldenvoice to stage up to five events over the course of the year. As Goldenvoice already puts on two weekends of Coachella and the country-themed Stagecoach Music Festival, that leaves room for two potential fall events.
According to Indio Mayor Glenn Miller, the city has been working with Goldenvoice on a fall festival. “Significant progress” has been made as of late, and Mayor Miller says he believes a new event is “imminent.”
Another festival would bring Indio an additional $1.4 million in revenue and also solidify its reputation as the “City of Festivals,” Mayor Miller explained.
The spring edition of Coachella, set for April 15th – 17th and 22nd – 24th, boasts a lineup featuring reunited bands Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem, Underworld, Sia, Ice Cube, Disclosure, ASAP Rocky, and many more.
As a Coachella veteran, I can’t wait to see what Goldenvoice has in store for this potential autumn Festival. #prayerhandsemoji
Source: Consequence of Sound