@ZackTeibloom The 2012 Coachella music festival will be held over two weekends! Wait a minute…it’s the same bands both weekends? What the deuce? Why? That takes any plan of going to both right out the window unless you want to read a bizarro re-creation of the first weekend. OK, on second thought, that could be kind of incredible. Every tough decision you make the first weekend can be corrected. You’ll have hindsight. Would you be able to have the perfect fest the second time or would the random elements make that impossible? Would bands use the same banter? Would they play the same sets? How can they get all these bands to commit to being there two weeks in a row? My head is spinning. My first thought is that I hate it. Now, I kinda wanna find a way to go for both weekends. I don’t know if there’s a precedence for this. Jazz Fest has two weekends, but 95% different artists. So far reaction on Coachella’s Facebook page is negative. We’ll see how it plays out. I’m wildly curious. Here’s the press release:
The Press release:
We’re excited to announce Coachella 2012 will be held over TWO WEEKENDS.
In an effort to try and accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival, COACHELLA 2012 will be two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends. We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people.
We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from Coachella.com.
Passes go on sale beginning this Friday, June 3rd, 2011, at 10am PST until the following Friday June 10th, 2011, at 10pm PST. This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Payment Plan. Passes will be available through a payment plan of 10% down and 8 equal monthly payments OR by payment in full. The price of three-day passes remains at $269 plus fees for the sixth consecutive year.
Coachella Weekend 1 – April 13-15, 2012 | Coachella Weekend 2 – April 20-22, 2012