Wow. Hmm. Good thing - or a bummer???
Organizers for Coachella have announced that next year's festival, for the first time in its history, will be held over two consecutive weekends. As tickets sold out in record time this year (one week), they thought it was a good idea to expand to meet the demand.
The official announcement was made via the festival's website, stating:
"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."
Now, here's the catch:
Rather than have two events with separate acts and experiences, organizers are promising that the festival will "attempt to produce two identical weekends" with the same lineup, location and art installations.
Um, what? Sorry, but who the hell is gonna want to go to the second weekend when they could just read all about the first on the Internet?! Every special performance will already be spoiled for any music-lover with WiFi! And also, there's no way they're going to sell as many tix to the second weekend than the first if its exactly the same…so what's the point?
In concept, this was a really well-thought idea, but in practice, we imagine this will be the first and last time they try this out. Seriously, would it kill them to at least pick a different headliner for each weekend? One HUGE different artist for each night to spice things up a bit? Maybe?
What do U think? Will it bother U if you go the second weekend and its IDENTICAL to the weekend before, or would U prefer it that way? (Also, decide fast! Weekend passes go on sale June 3rd!)
[Image via WENN.]