Coachella Goes Long-Term

If there were any recent tensions between Goldenvoice and the city of Indio, Calif., they’ve dissipated, with the parties agreeing to keep Coachella and Stagecoach in the city for a long time.

Goldenvoice is prepared to file a long-term permit, although it’s uncertain what that means exactly, and Mayor Glenn Miller didn’t clear matters up.

“Do I feel we’ll get a long term-contract? Yes I do,” Miller said at a council meeting, according to the Desert Sun. “What the long-term deal looks like, I don’t know.”

Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett has acknowledged that the company has spent money on new venues, and a city official told the paper that Goldenvoice is studying the possible effects of expanding Coachella and Stagecoach.

Goldenvoice only received one-year permits for the first 12 years of Coachella.

The new agreement comes on the heels of contention between Goldenvoice and a city councilman, who wanted to create an entertainment event tax that would directly affect the two music festivals.