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.
We are excited to announce Coachella 2013 will again be held over two consecutive weekends.
Advance passes go on sale beginning this Thursday, May 17th, 2012 10:00 am PDT through the following Thursday, May 24th, 2012 10:00 pm PDT. This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Purchase Plan. New for 2013, the price you see is what you pay — prices reflect all fees included. The general on sale will happen early next year.
Correction: The original version of this story stated that tickets for Coachella 2012 went on sale in January of this year, but they actually went on offer in June 2011.