Re: Coachella 2014 - SOLD OUT
posted at 1/14/2014 6:16 PM EST
In response to yogafriend's comment:
It's not absolutely sold out, actually. You can still get the $2900.00 tkts. :P
Absurd, isn't it? I saw that Coachella had announced their lineup in an article last Friday, the day the ticket passes went on sale. In checking the actual website today, I saw that it was sold out.
The lineup doesn't have any particular character to it, as you all know by now. The MAIN (as in headliners) acts are: Outkast , Muse, and Arcade Fire. Are you still awake? :D
The only way you can see the lineup by day / weekend, is to look at the poster on the website, so if you're interested:
From what I can see of the lineup, and knowing the forum pretty well by now, the only band that anyone here would truly go out of their way to see, and would consider a special opportunity, is the Replacements.
I'll post a thread on the article I read later or tomorrow. It's an interesting take on the festival 'bubble' that by no means has burst, but may be slowly deflating (not that you'd know it when you see how fast the name brand festivals still sell out).
I'n not surprised that it is already sold out. Indio is a great venue, and this years lineup, while not as good as it has been, isn't bad. Muse is a good live band, and a re-united Replacments would be a lot fun. Never seen the Pet Shop Boys live either. A bit of everything, for everyone. That being said, ticket prices for these festivals are getting very expensive and imo threaten to price out the average consumer.
One of my favorities festivals is Pickathon, in Portland, Oregon. Three days of the best bluegrass, indie-rock, and country music by artists you've bearly heard of. This year for some reason, the organizors felt the need to add a big name to the bill Fiest. This increased ticket prices from $150 to $260, which in turn priced many of the regulars out, and caused what i think was a mini backlash,with smaller crowds attending this event than in the past.
Folks attending the event called it the "Coachella effect." No question that the festival landscape is getting quite saturated, and while the big names continue to thrive, it is the smaller venues like Pickathon, who have have some tough choices to remain relevent.