Two Weekends, One Lineup: Coachella 2012

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Photo Credit: Mike Ivankay

Photo Credit: Mike Ivankay for Coachella

How successful is festival powerhouse Coachella? Organizers announced that Coachella 2012 will take place over two consecutive weekends. Their goal is to throw the exact same festival with the same lineup. It’s not really a gamble. One weekend of Coachella sells out almost every year and interest is definitely high enough to try a double weekend. It’s also (hopefully) a means to shut down scalpers according to the site.

We know many of you were unable to attend this year’s festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from

The dates for Coachella 2012 are April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2012. Here’s another fun fact: Coachella hasn’t raised their prices in six years. Three day passes will once again be $269 plus fees and go on sale from June 3-June 10, 2011.

So here’s the question. With the exact same lineup, which weekend would you pick? Going first means the thrill of the unknown, but taking the second weekend might provide some intel on which acts killed it, and which could be skipped. Drop your comments below.


Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.