INDIO, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Goldenvoice, the company behind the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach country music festival, is seeking approval from the town of Indio to stage as many as five festivals a year.
Goldenvoice stages Coachella in Indio over two weekends in April, followed by the Stagecoach festival and according to local news outlet The Desert Sun, the company is also seeking approval for two additional festival weekends in the fall. However, Goldenvoice maintains that the request is a precautionary move and that they have no current plans to expand their festival offerings.
"Coachella is not expanding to five weekends," said Goldenvoice vice president Skip Page at an informational meeting in Indio. "I don’t have any intent right now to do any more shows. I want to be entitled to do other concerts if the opportunity arises."
The request for the additional two weekends was part of an application that the promoter submitted to the city that will establish the Empire and Eldorado polo clubs as concert venues until 2018. Goldenvoice has invested in site upgrades to both venues in recent years.
The application also included requests to use additional space at the property and to increase maximum attendance from 95,000 to 99,000 per day for the three spring festivals.
Goldenvoice has previously staged a fall festival in Indio, with the 3-day Phish Festival 8 in 2009. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers