Three years ago, Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella, made the industry-shaking decision to turn Coachella into a festival that lasted two consecutive weekends with two identical lineups. Since then, the music and arts festival has been breaking ticket sales records year after year. Unsurprisingly, the festival broke records again this year.
Coachella 2014 took place at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA on April 11-13 and April 18-20. According to Billboard Boxscore, each weekend the sold-out festival had 96,500 attendees per day for a total of 579,000. The combined total of both weekends made a gross of $78,332,000 shattering last year’s record of $67.2 million. This stunning number set a Billboard Boxscore all-time record for gross ticket sales.
The weekend after Coachella, Empire Polo Grounds holds Stagecoach, a country music festival. This year, the Goldenvoice-produced event brought in 63,400 attendees per day for a total of 190,200, which grossed $18,615,000. If you take the combined total of all three consecutive weekends, Goldenvoice made a massive total gross of $96,947,000.