COACHELLA, CA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — It may be too soon for music fans to psych themselves up for the next Coachella Fest. The status of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, scheduled for the weekends of April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2012, is in question.
The city of Indio has delayed signing a contract with Goldenvoice, the festival's organizer & promoter, after nearby city La Quinta asked for a thorough "environmental review" of the grounds, according to Examiner.
The city says that patrons of the weekend festival "destroy our environment", presumably through camping and the high volume of traffic and visitors that the fest brings with it.
However, motives for the delay may not be completely honorable. According to LA Weekly, "the new contract, however, gives Indio less of a reason to complain — and to want to conduct the lengthy review — than its much wealthier neighbor: in addition to expanding Coachella to two weekends (April 13-15 and April 20-22) and adding an additional day to the Stagecoach Festival (April 27-29), the new contract would give Indio a portion of ticket sales earnings from both festivals."
Coachella has yet to officially announce any delays in the festival's scheduled weekends.
— Crystal Lynn Huntoon