February 22, 2016


Is Coachella Adding a Fall Festival Soon?

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

A fall edition of Coachella could be nigh. 

Production company Goldenvoice made a deal with the city of Indio, Calif. in 2013 that'll keep Coachella and Stagecoach Country Music Festival in town through 2030. "The agreement also laid the groundwork for the company to expand its event offerings from three weekends to five, an opportunity that Goldenvoice representatives said opened up the possibility for two fall events," the Desert Sun newspaper reports.

Indio mayor Glenn Miller told the paper the local government has been figuring out a fall event since 2013, and that they're getting close. "Goldenvoice has hosted fall events in Indio before, such as an October 2010 Phish concert that also took place at the Empire Polo Club," the Desert Sun writes.

In January, official word arrived that Goldenvoice would create a New York Coachella of sorts with Panorama, a festival coming to the city's Randall's Island Park in July. The people behind Governors Ball aren't pumped about it, telling Billboard, "Scheduling two same-genre festivals on top of each other like this makes it difficult for either to provide the maximum benefit to its fans, its neighbors and taxpayers."