It may soon be farewell to the giant ferris wheel, scorchin’ desert heat, and Vanessa Hudgens‘ boho style — that is … if this year’s Coachella ticket sales are any indication.
As it turns out … people aren’t all that interested in Coachella this year. In fact, 2024 marks the slowest ticket sales in a decade — this according to SF Gate, which cites some troubling stats for Goldenvoice and co.
Long story short … passes for this year’s Coachella just aren’t selling like they used to — and you can verify that yourself by just going to their site, where you can snap up tix right now.
Yes, they’re very much still up for grabs 5 days after hitting the market — a total shock, especially cause it would sell out within minutes in previous years. Now, you can just go to their homepage and buy just about whatever ticket package you want, at your leisure.
Interestingly, this site is also letting people purchase up to 8 tickets this year compared to only 2 in previous years — so it looks as though festival organizers are practically begging people to splash some cash on them … at least that’s how it feels anyway.
Though they never had this issue before … fans famously waited hours in virtual queues to get their hands on coveted wristbands in years gone by — despite the steep prices.
This is very strange … ’cause Coachella tix are usually such a hot commodity — selling out in 40 mins in 2015 and 4 hours in 2022. So, the fact that passes for the second and third tier of the first weekend are still up for grabs days later says a lot about the festival’s popularity.
Remember … the likes of the Doja Cat, No Doubt, and Lana Del Reyare headlining this year — and while they aren’t the biggest stars out there, they still have a massive fanbase … so it’s hard to say if they, specifically, are the reason behind the sluggish sales.
Still, some are attributing this slump to the lackluster lineup — there have been lots of complaints.
Simply put, looks like Coachella’s losing its appeal in a sea of cooler new festivals … for one reason or another.
Time will tell if they end up selling out as it gets closer to April — but at this rate … probably not.