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Coachella Expanding To TWO Weekends In April!!!

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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.]

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11 comments to “Coachella Expanding To TWO Weekends In April!!!”

  1. 1

    Couldn't you say the same for any touring act? I think it's a good idea.

  2. 2

    One week to sell out? That's nothing!
    Tickets for Glastonbury '11 sold out in under 4 HOURS!!!

    People just don't go to festivals for the music, they go for the experience! When you watch the performances on tv or read about them online, the sensations do not compare to if you actually went!

    If you haven't been to a festival like Glastonbury, you haven't lived! Best week of my life!!

  3. 3

    Re: LilSar – agreed! besides people don't go to coachella for the music… they go to get fucked up.

  4. 4

    vanessa hudgens is so clearly on one in this pic. Since when is she looking this crazy for the paps?

  5. 5

    u fucking selfish idiot. the 2nd week is probably intended for those that weren't able to get tickets for the first week.

  6. 6

    Organizers just want to up their profits. We know both weekends *WILL* sell out.

  7. 7

    Hmm, I think someone's clearly not understanding the point of two weekends. It's so the people who couldn't get tickets for the first weekend would still have a chance to see the same acts on the second weekend. It's a great idea. Tickets sold out before I could get mine this year, so having another chance to go for a different weekend would have been something I would have died for! Besides, watching it on a live stream or reading about it would totally not be the same as experiencing it. How can you say the experience would be ruined if you knew what light show some artist was doing or what their set list will be? You're ridiculous, Perez. For someone who likes to think they know all about the music industry, you sure don't sound like you know what a live concert experience is like. You can't even begin to compare watching something live to watching on a computer screen. Plus, anyone who loves a band that's on the setlist probably would try to see the act again on the second weekend. I'm thinking both weekends will sell out in no time.

  8. 8

    Then you could also say what's the point of every country wide headlining tour. It's the same show every night!

  9. 9

    Who would buy those second weekend tickets?! What about the rest of us who are not able to even get the tickets because we're not celebrities!! Coachella all the way!

  10. 10

    hmmmm why anyone would want to go to the second weekend after reading about it on the internet… MAYBE BC SOME PEOPLE ACTUALLY GO FOR THE MUSIC AND READING SHIT ISN'T LIVE PERFORMANCES OF BANDS THEY CARE ABOUT?

  11. 11

    #HipsterTastic! . Hope there's more cocaine buckets for everyone this time….