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  • Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals Consider Expansion

    April 4, 2013 3:00 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    Coachella and the Stagecoach country music festival will remain in Indio, California through at least 2030 – and they may develop from three weekends into five. Yesterday, Indio's city council approved the promotion company Goldenvoice's proposal to stage and expand its festival offerings in the coming years, the Los Angeles Times reports. The agreement will allow Goldenvoice to stage two more concerts in the fall – one with a maximum capacity of 75,000 people, the othe...  | More »

  • Update: Daft Punk 'Not Performing at Coachella'

    March 27, 2013 8:15 PM ET
     |  Jon Blistein

    UPDATE: 8:15 PM EST: Daft Punk will not play Coachella in April, says a rep for the dance duo, after a single tour date appeared on their Vevo page listing a show at the Empire Polo Field on April 12th in Indio, California. The tour date has since been removed, and a rep for Daft Punk tells Rolling Stone, "Daft Punk is not performing at Coachella this year."  The French electro duo were among the acts initially rumored to be a part of this year&#...  | More »

  • Coachella's Red Hot Chili Peppers Booking Came 'Down to the Wire'

    January 25, 2013 4:10 PM ET
     |  Steve Knopper

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers signed on to headline Coachella about an hour before the annual Indio, California, festival announced its lineup last night, one of the band's managers tells Rolling Stone. "We've been in talks for months," says Cliff Burnstein, whose firm, Q Prime, also manages Metallica, the Black Keys and other top rock acts. "It goes down to the wire. It's a negotiation." The Peppers, who have played Coachella twice before, abruptly emerged as the Sunday-night hea...  | More »

  • Chili Peppers, Blur and More Set to Headline Coachella

    January 25, 2013 12:11 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Coachella 2013 lineup has officially arrived, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the Stone Roses and Phoenix are all slated to headline the two-weekend festival in Indio, California this April. Among the other big names on the bill: Lou Reed, Postal Service, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Order and Wu-Tang Clan. As in past years, several of the marquee acts playing Coachella are in the midst of reuniting, or at least resurfacing with new material. Both Phoenix a...  | More »

  • The Rolling Stones Are Not Playing Coachella

    January 18, 2013 9:45 PM ET
     |  Patrick Doyle

    Contrary to strong hints and rumors, the Rolling Stones will not perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a source close to the band tells Rolling Stone. The evidence was overwhelming: the Indio, California festival appeared on the band's own official app in December under their tour dates section, and festival organizers later used their official Facebook page to post a photo of a stone rolling on the Empire Polo Grounds, where Coachella is held. Rare and Intimate...  | More »

  • Coachella Drops Strong Hint the Rolling Stones Are Headlining

    January 4, 2013 12:25 PM ET
     |  Andy Greene

    Coachella organizers posted an image of a large round stone at the Empire Polo Grounds on the fesival's official Facebook page, seeming to confirm widespread reports that the Rolling Stones will headline the festival this year. The Stones themselves listed Coachella 2013 in the tour section of their mobile app for a brief time late last year, though Mick Jagger told Rolling Stone that he didn't know how it got there. If the Rolling Stones do perform at Coachella, it will be their ...  | More »

  • Photos: S.S. Coachella

    December 21, 2012 12:35 PM ET

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  • Rolling Stones to Play Coachella?

    December 14, 2012 2:05 PM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    In October, while discussing the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary dates in London and New York, Keith Richards told Rolling Stone: "My experience with the Rolling Stones is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain't gonna stop. So without sort of saying definitely yes – yeah. We ain't doing all this for four gigs!" Inside the Rolling Stones' Reunion Keith may be right: early this morning, a pair of new dates appeared under the tour section of the bands&...  | More »

  • Report: Coachella Promoters to Announce New Cruise

    July 17, 2012 10:25 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    Goldenvoice, the promotions company behind Coachella, are expected to announce later today that they will be expanding the brand of their hit music festival to include a cruise, the Los Angeles Times reports. While those asked about the cruise did not give specific details regarding cost, dates or who might play, it is expected the ship would sail out of Florida perhaps as early as December. "The ship looks amazing," siad one artist representative who works with Goldenvoice. The expansion c...  | More »

  • Plan to Tax Coachella Suspended

    July 6, 2012 9:55 AM ET
     |  Rolling Stone

    The Indio City councilman who proposed a ticket tax on the Coachella festival relented yesterday after threats of relocation, reports NBC Los Angeles. Council member Sam Torres had suggested a 5-10 percent admission tax on the festival, which was met with severe opposition from Goldenvoice, the concert promoters behind Coachella. Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, threatened to cancel the 2014 festival and move the event away from the city in 2015. Tollett claims the tax would cost Gold...  | More »

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