Coachella announces 2017 dates & ticket on-sale date

It's been barely six weeks since the 2016 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival concluded its second weekend, but next year's edition and ticket on-sale dates have already been announced.

The lineup, as in previous years, won;t be announced until late this year or early in 2017. This year's edition, which sold out in record time, drew nearly 100,000 people per day and was headlined by Guns N' Roses, Calvin Harris and LCD Sound System.

The 2017 edition will take place April 14-16 and April 21-23 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, the festival's home since its inception in 2009. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m. through the Coachella website.

Three-day passes for each weekend cost $399 each for general admission. VIP passes cost $899 each. Other, higher-priced options, will be available "while supplies last," according to Goldenvoice, which produces the festival and owns a controlling interest in San Diego's Valley View Casino Center.

Those higher-priced options range from the Lake Eldorado Tee-Pee package (which costs $2,398 for two people and includes a pair of generation admission tickets) to the Safari Tent package (which costs $7,000 for two people and a pair of VIP tickets).

VIP parking passes cost $150 per weekend. Car and tent camping are both priced at $99. Shuttle passes are $60 per person, per weekend.

Wednesday is the only opportunity for ticket buyers to use Coachella's "lay-away" option, an interest-free payment plan that allows seven $57 payments to be made between June and December, 2016.

Source: DiscoverSD

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