How To Get Coachella Tickets
After Coachella sold out in record time, those who didn’t get a ticket to the coveted three-day, two-weekend music and art festival have been strategically planning their next move: purchasing scalped tickets.
While eager (and wealthier) festival lovers bought passes from scalpers at their peak price back in January (and even traded a kidney for some tickets), LA Weekly reports that the smart time to buy is now. Following the immediate scramble to get tickets, many passes were left behind, and prices followed suit.
Coachella general admission for both weekends went for around $300 in January (though resale value for weekend one is marginally higher). Right after the record breaking sell out, the “second ticket market” was selling passes for $600. Now, they are going for around $500. According to statistics, this is the lowest the tickets will be. Those who make a last minute decision to attend the festival will pay — right before the festival, ticket prices skyrocket.
LA Weekly posted a graph with the stats from last year to reassure readers that now is the time to bite the bullet and clean out the savings account to have the time of your life in the desert. While $500 seems like a lot compared to the original price of $300, it is all nickles and dimes when it comes to the full festival experience. Between gas, camping or hotel, food, festival-ready fashion, and mind-altering substances — the extra $200 is just a small bump in the road to Coachella.