When the Coachella 2011 lineup was announced in January for the April music festival in Indio, I thought THAT was being too early. Now it seems that they’re already going to start selling tickets for next year this Friday! You’ll also be shocked to hear that the usual 3-day festival will now be held during 2 consecutive weekends. What’s going on!? Simmer down, let me fill you in before your head explodes.
I mentioned that tickets will start going on sale this Friday at 10am… So, who are you exactly buying tickets to see?
Answer: NO ONE!
Well, ok, that’s not entirely correct. By the time you actually get to the festival there will be artists playing music but they haven’t released a lineup yet which means you’re buying a ticket in hopes that whoever is playing is going to interest you. I guess most people go to Coachella for the experience and not just for the music, but is this weird to you at all?
Another major change this year is going to be the fact that the festival will be a total of 6 days and not the usual 3, happening on 2 consecutive weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22 2012). I know you’re thinking, “GREAT, how can I afford THAT??” but hold on a second… The lineup for both weekends is supposed to be just about the same which means you’ll probably want to go just for one and this will give more people a chance to actually get in.
It’s nice considering “the more the merrier” but just make sure that your friends are going on the same weekend as you are otherwise you’ll be pretty lonely.
Last year’s lineup included AMP Artists [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kanye West[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tinie Tempah[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Robyn[/lastfm].
To read the official annoucement, head to http://coachella.com/.
How do you feel about these changes?