Coachella Festival Sells Out in Record Time, Tickets Sold in Under 3 Hours

Festival makes personal best and beats the 2012 record.

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Coachella Festival has sold out in record time, with tickets for both weekends taking just over two and a half hours to shift, Gigwise reports.

It might be something to do with the Outkast reunion, or the line-up in general, but Coachella have beaten their personal record and sold out both weekend dates in 2 hours and 37 minutes.

Until now, 2012 held the record with tickets selling out in 2 hours 57 minutes. Whereas last year's tickets took 21 hours to sell out, with that in mind, it looks like this could be the Festival's best year yet.

The 2014 line-up includes headline performances from Muse, Arcade Fire and of course, Outkast, as well as a heap of British talent. Ellie Goulding, the 1975, CHVRCHES and many more will take to the stages across the weekend, with Skrillex, Pharrell Williams and Motorhead also making an appearance.

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    Yeah. There be a lot of douche bags out there. Big surprise. The people going to these shows don't give two shits about music. They go to get seen and mingle. Seriously, this is one of the biggest get together of dilettantes in the west coast, and that's saying a lot.
    Your right. People pay 1000 dollars and up to "get seen and mingle" for a few days. I'd give an arm and a leg to see Neutral Milk Hotel, let alone at the same festival as Outkast and QOTSA. Just because it mainly consists of music that isn't popular on this sit, doesn't mean people are just going for the image. It sells out that fast for a reason.
    its not a music fest, its a party, and everyone wants to be seen having a better time than the next douchy white kid. (I am white)
    Graveyard and Cage the Elephant are 2 top bands on there that deserve a mention. Cracking live acts!
    "Skrillex" The top new toilet cleaning product. Just apply and let Skrillex get to work.
    I thought the lineup was pretty cool actually. I don't think rock was completely forgotten either. Day 2 looked really good to me. Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, MGMT, Mogwai, Warpaint, and City and Colour in one day! That's even just the rock artists. There are lots of other great bands in other genres too. I would have liked to go.
    Not a big rap or R&B fan, but I respect Outkast. Their ATLiens album was really enjoyable, even though I listen to metal almost exclusively.
    Considering I used to consider this to be the greatest festival on the planet, I hate this lineup. Aside from a few top notch rockers, it seems like rock, especially hard rock, has been completely forgotten by this fest. Damn shame, the year I saw Rage Against the Machine there was one of the most spectacular events a man could ask for.
    Only time I ever went to Coachella was to see Rage Against the Machine. It was an amazing concert. But I think the shift from rock is justifiable. Coachella always has the bands that are popular at the time. It's just what the public wnats.
    Coachella is known for getting acts that are reuniting after a while of not performing. That is why it is so successful with usually having one blockbusting act and maybe another act that is worth seeing and the rest being dreadful.
    I don't personally care about the lineup, but it is great that people still go to big live shows.
    Wish it wasn't so expensive. Some great acts but I couldn't justify paying that much right now. There's cheaper festivals nearby. Hopefully QOTSA and NMH go to the northern part of the state for proper concerts.
    I only ever have been to Coachella once and it was for Nine Inch Nails. My dad's friend worked security and snuck us in free behind the main stage while New Order was playing XD Not bad for a first concert. I'm not sure if I'll ever go again unless I somehow start raking in the dough. Even if I was, I'm not sure if it would be worth it. There's usually only a handful of bands I'd care to see and I'd rather see them somewhere where I can actually afford it and not have to fight for tickets like it's San Diego Comic Con.
    Jacques Nel
    Lineups for these shows grow increasingly boring. I understand that as the times change so does the taste in music and the lineups have to keep up with times to get support but really, the mainstream music scene is completely stuffed IMO.
    Why so many dislikes? Because it's not a metal fest? This site's community needs to branch out a bit with their tastes...