when do coachella 2013 tickets go on sale - The countdown has begun. Tickets for the 2013 Coachella Music Festival officially go on sale Tuesday, January 29 at 10 a.m. PST on the Coachella website.
Next year's installment of Coachella will once again be held over two weekends, April 12-14, 2013 and April 19-21, 2013. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 17, 2012.
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Tickets went on sale later for the 2012 edition -- in June 2011 -- with another batch released in January this year, after the lineup was announced. (They sold out immediately.)
Due to concerns from neighbors surrounding Indio, where the festival is located, the fate of the 2012 event was shrouded in uncertainty, and the city of Indio delayed signing a contract with promoter Goldenvoice. This was due to concerns from the neighboring town of La Quinta about the event's environmental impact.
But such hurdles have been largely cleared this year by Goldenvoice's purchase of some 280 acres surrounding the festival grounds in March, paving the way for today's announcement.