Maybe. LA Time’s Pop & Hiss music blog is reporting that Goldenvoice, host of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and country festival Stagecoach has been granted approval by the city of Indio to expand its festival offerings through at least 2030.
The most interesting part about Goldenvoice’s newly approved proposal is that it lays out the groundwork for the promoter to expand from from offering three high-capacity events each year to five (remember Coachella now spans two weekends). They now have the opportunity to stage two festival during the fall — one festival with a maximum capacity of 75,000 and another with a cap of 99,000. For comparison, each Coachella weekend sells about 80,000 tickets while Stagecoach sells rougly 55,00 tickets.
So what does that mean? Even though nothing is guaranteed, Goldenvoice may very well be expanding to have a Blues and Jazz fest in the fall. Or maybe one of each.
I guess we’ll find out soon enough.