May 14, 2012


Coachella Announces Dates for 2013 Festival

Frazer Harrison
Frazer Harrison

Damn. While Coachella fans still nurse their sunburns and gawk at the Tupac hologram from last month's festival, organizers announced today that the 2013 festival will be held April 12-14 and April 19-21, with pre-sale tickets available for purchase this Thursday, May 17.

Organizers teased the announcement last Friday with a cryptic pic, leading some outlets to speculate that the festival would expand to three weekends. But, yeah, no, it's not like we can just have Coachella Month here, guys.

"We are excited to announce Coachella 2013 will again be held over two consecutive weekends," organizers wrote on the festival's official site. "Advance passes go on sale beginning this Thursday, May 17th, 2012 10 am PDT through the following Thursday, May 24th, 2012 10 pm PDT. This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Purchase Plan. New for 2013, the price you see is what you pay—prices reflect all fees included. The general on-sale will happen early next year."

No artists have been announced, though this shouldn't stop any of us from wildly speculating about the lineup or praying that this year, the Smiths will put aside their differences and play a Greatest Hits set. Let the rumors begin.