Coachella 2012 to run over two weekends

'In an effort to accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival'

Coachella 2012 to run over two weekends

Photographer: Sara BowreyDaniel Fahey on 01 June 2011

The festival will now take place at Empire Polo Field, in California, USA from 13-15 April for Coachella Weekend 1 and 20-22 April for Coachella Weekend 2.

“In an effort to try and accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival, Coachella 2012 will be two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends,” said organisers. “We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same line up, same art, same place, different people.”

They added: “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 honoured 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 Coachella.com.”

Coachella 2012 tickets will go on sale this Friday (3 June) at 10am PST until the following Friday (10 June 10)at 10pm PST.

This advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Payment Plan. Passes will be available through a payment plan of 10% down and eight equal monthly payments OR by payment in full.

The price of three-day passes remains at $269 plus fees for the sixth consecutive year.

The Strokes, Kings Of Leon and Arcade Fire headlined Coachella 2011.

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