Anyone in San Diego who hopes to attend the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival but didn’t buy a ticket Wednesday may be out of luck, since the tickets sold out in less than 40 minutes.
Tickets went on sale at noon, but a short time later, the festival’s Facebook page announced, “Passes no longer available. Thank you.”
AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will be the major headliners at this year’s festival. Other scheduled performers include Steely Dan, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, Tyler the Creator, Interpol, Alabama Shakes, Florence and the Machine, Bad Religion, Tame Impala and Nero.
The festival, which annually brings thousands of fans to the desert, will be held April 10-12 and April 17-19, with the same lineup performing both weekends.
General admission passes went for $375 each but had to be purchased as a shuttle combination for both weekends for $435, and VIP admission was $899.
The bulk of the tickets were sold in a presale that began in May, organizers said.
About 90,000 music lovers flocked to both weekends of the perennially sold-out yearly festival last year.
The music festival is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.
— City News Service