Coachella has witnessed a dip in ticket prices on secondary markets following rapper Kanye West’s cancellation in early April, according to reports.
West, also known as Ye, pulled out of the US flagship festival on April 4, and according to Digital Music News, ticket prices on secondary markers subsequently fell.
Online ticketing marketplace TickPick(.com) had revealed that prices were falling on its site, with a one-day general admission ticket selling for $390 (£297/€358), a 56% decrease in the secondary ticket price when West was performing. Prior to West pulling out, tickets were selling for $685 or more.
Ticket prices had also fallen across resale sites including SeatGeek and StubHub, which saw one-day general admission passes start at $327 on StubHub and even less at $259 on SeatGeek.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place across two weekends, with the first installment taking place this weekend (April 15-17) and the second kicking off on April 24.
Headliners include acts such as Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Harry Styles and Swedish House Mafia.
For those that did not purchase tickets for the festival, YouTube will be live-streaming the event for the tenth year, meaning fans can watch all of their favourite acts and enjoy behind the scenes content without leaving the sofa.
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