Every summer, the music industry brings out its top-notch talent for the multitude of music festivals that sweep the country. Although there are many for the free-spirited music lovers to choose from, year after year since 1999, Coachella proves to be one of the favorites – and also one of the most expensive.
For two weekends out of the year people come from far and wide to the California desert for a non-stop party and some unforgettable performances. Headliners in the past have included Paul McCartney, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay-Z, Kanye, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
This year’s lineup included Outkast – reuniting to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of their first album – plus Calvin Harris, Lorde, Beck, and MGMT, and many more. With a lineup like this, it's no surpries that general admissions tickets for this year’s festival sold out in under 20 minutes, with everything else selling out in just hours, leaving people searching through secondary retailers like Craigslist and Ebay.
The music gets people excited, but the hype about Coachella is what keeps festival goers coming back, despite the hefty ticket price, which was one of the most expensive of all of the summer music festivals this year. The average ticket price for the first weekend was around $1,810, with the get in price at $460 alone. The second weekend, although slightly cheaper at an average of $748 and a get in price at $410, was not much better. Other festivals are almost half these prices at an average of $429 for Bonnaroo in Tennessee, $426 for Lollapalooza in Chicago, and $529 for Austin City Limits weekend one, just to name a few.
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