Coachella 2013 Dates Announced: Tickets Go On Sale Thursday
Here is the Coachella 2013 lineup
UPDATE: General admission passes are $349, including all fees.
Next year's installment of Coachella will once again be held over two weekends, April 12-14, 2013 and April 19-21, 2013. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 17, 2012.
Mighty early, this announcement, no? Here's why...
Tickets went on sale later for the 2012 edition -- in June 2011 -- with another batch released in January this year, after the lineup was announced. (They sold out immediately.)
Due to concerns from neighbors surrounding Indio, where the festival is located, the fate of the 2012 event was shrouded in uncertainty, and the city of Indio delayed signing a contract with promoter Goldenvoice. This was due to concerns from the neighboring town of La Quinta about the event's environmental impact.
But such hurdles have been largely cleared this year by Goldenvoice's purchase of some 280 acres surrounding the festival grounds in March, paving the way for today's announcement.
Coachella 2012, held last month (see our full coverage), was expanded to two weekends for the first time, and was widely seen as a success, at least on the financial front, even if the Tupac hologram was creepy (and should have performed "California Love").
The full announcement from Coachella -- and ticket prices and purchase info -- is below.