Coachella 2024 witnesses slowest ticket sales in a decade

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Coachella has witnessed the festival’s slowest ticket sales in a decade, according to reports.

The 2024 line-up was revealed earlier this month, featuring headline performances from Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, and Tyler, the Creator as well as a special performance from No Doubt. 

According to reports, the festival’s first weekend had still not sold out after a week on sale – the slowest ticket sales in 10 years. At the time of writing, the first tier for general admission (the cheapest ticket option) has sold out, but offerings are still available in the second and third tier. All three tiers are available for weekend two. 

In 2015 for example, tickets were snapped up in less than an hour, while it took just under half a day for the festival to sell out in 2022. 

Coachella 2024 is scheduled across two weekends, with the first due to take place from April 12-14 and the second slated for April 19-21. 

Additional acts already announced for this year’s edition include Blur, Peso Pluma, J Balvin, Ice Spice, Khruangbin, Jhené Aiko, Lil Uzi Vert and more. 

Coachella festival attracts roughly 125,000 attendees per weekend. 

Last year, Coachella promoter and organiser Goldenvoice was reportedly fined more than $100,000 (£78,500/€92,000) for breaking curfews on all three days of weekend one. The festival ran over its curfew by more than 20 minutes on each day. 

The fines are part of an agreement between Goldenvoice and the city of Indio, California, which dates back to 2013. The deal states 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 go towards the city’s General Fund, which is then used for operating costs, public works, and police and fire departments.

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