Coachella 2012 : Remaining $285 passes to go on sale Friday

Three-day passes for that two April weekends of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is going to be available on the fest's official site beginning from 10 a. m. Friday PST. Since the selection was announced Monday afternoon, the Coachella site may be struggling to manage the traffic influx and may be largely shut down.

Rapper Dr. Dre will close the 2012 edition from the annual Indio festival, to be held for the very first time over consecutive weekends, the first April 13-15 and also the second April 20-22. Each weekend, featuring identical lineups, is really a separate ticket. Only weekend passes are available.

Titckets were first sold for that 2012 editions of Coachella in June 2011. These were available for only a week, and it was unknown the number of were snatched in the initial on-sale. Though the big event was 10 months out and artists had yet to become announced, multiplying Coachella into separate festivals to be staged over consecutive April weekends didn’t appear to lessen the immediate rush for tickets. Wait occasions for tickets varies, but a 35-minute queue wasn't unusual.

The June on-sale marked the first time Goldenvoice, Coachella's marketer, used Front Gate tickets rather than the more ubiquitous Ticketmaster for that general on-sale. Once charges were factored in, an over-all admission three-day pass came to about $315, however the Coachella site was loaded with options, ranging through shuttle trips to VIP passes. Depending on the actual package chosen, two Coachella tickets could push $1, three hundred.

Tickets that will go on-sale Friday will vary from $285 for a three-day pass to $665 to some VIP festival pass. There is also a general admission ticket which includes a hotel shuttle option for $335. All prices noted are quoted with no addition of service fees. It is recommended that those planning to purchase tickets should set up their account about the Coachella page Thursday evening.

While it was unknown the number of tickets Goldenvoice had already sold for the weekends, the promoter had previously announced it would not be offering a layaway option past the June pre-sale. The layaway plan offered fest-goers a chance to place 10% down and then make eight equal monthly obligations.

Fans were allowed to buy tickets for every weekend, should they be inclined, but festival passes is going to be limited per household. In June, passes were limited by four per household. Additionally, fans will not be permitted to change weekends once a purchase has been created. Passes will be mailed in March. International attendees will have the choice of picking up their passes at an off-site may call.

Though Coachella will close with a dual hip-hop pairing of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg about the Sunday evenings, rock acts will get top billing another nights. Bluesey rockers the Black Keys will anchor a Friday which will also feature singer-songwriter Cat Power, reggae legend Jimmy High cliff and psychedelic electronic act M83. Radiohead will near the festival's Saturday evenings, with breakout indie celebrity Bon Iver, reclusive indie rocker Jeff Mangum and noIse instrumentalists Godspeed You Black Emperor also about the bill.