Tickets for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival went on sale today, a day after Coachella announced it's lineup of stage acts this year will be headlined by Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, and Radiohead. KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.
More than 70 people were arrested or cited during Desert Trip Festival's second weekend -- many fewer than the typical number of arrests and citations made during the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals. However, many of the arrests and citations at Desert Trip were more characteristic of an "Oldchella" crowd. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
It's already being dubbed "Oldchella." Goldenvoice, the promoters of the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals, yesterday confirmed that six of the biggest acts in rock history will perform at a three-day series of concerts called, "The Desert Trip," at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio this coming October. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.
Even though his candidacy will be the focus of the event, Vermont U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will not be able to attend Coachella Festival-adjacent block party to support the Senator's candidacy.
The event nicknamed "Berniechella," will go on without him, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports.
[UPDATED: Corrected Stagecoach Festival dates; updated traffic status; added photo]
Estimates say attendance at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio approached 100,000 for the first weekend of the two-weekend festival. Many of those people woke up from a late night of music last night to hit the road today, forming what has become a traditional Monday-after-Coachella traffic jam on the westbound I-10 through the Coachella Valley into the Inland Empire.
If you weren't among the tens of thousands who attended weekend one of The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, don't worry. A repeat performance at weekend two is still ahead. KVCR's Matt Guilhem has a recap of some of the surprises and happenings that took place in the desert during the first go-round of Coachella 2015.