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Coachella reportedly fined over $100,000 for breaking curfews in weekend one 

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Coachella has reportedly been fined $117,000 (£94,000/€106,000) for breaking its curfew on all three days of weekend one. 

The festival ran over its curfew by more than 20 minutes on each day, according to reports.

Weekend one ran between April 14-16, with the festival going over by 25 minutes on Friday, 22 minutes on Saturday and 25 minutes on Sunday.

As reported by Pitchfork, the fines are part of an agreement between Goldenvoice, which organises Coachella, and the city of Indio, California. The agreement dates all the way back to 2013.

The agreement says that going five minutes over the curfew would result in a $20,000 fine for each day, with every subsequent minute costing $1,000. The fines reportedly go towards the city’s General Fund, which is then used for operating costs, public works, and police and fire departments.

Frank Ocean’s headline set on Sunday went 25 minutes over curfew after the artist started his set an hour late. The livestream for Ocean’s set was also cancelled hours before he was due to perform, and due to the late start Ocean’s performance was ended abruptly after being told that he was out of time. Reports said that last minute changes had been made to his set after Ocean injured his ankle during rehearsals.

Coachella weekend two will take place from April 21-23.