The people who organize Coachella figured out how to work with those late night noise rules — ’cause the fines they’re paying for running long are about half of last week’s.
A rep for the City of Indio tells TMZ … Goldenvoice was fined $51,000 for curfew violations racked up during Weekend 2. That might sound like a lot, but pales in comparison to the $117k they shelled out last week for the lengthy final sets that crept into the wee hours of the morning.
Here’s the breakdown … we’re told Friday night’s festivities went 2 minutes past the 1 AM curfew — amounting to a $20,000 fine. Saturday, which also had a 1 AM curfew in place, didn’t go over the line at all … so no ding there. Sunday, however, went well past the slightly earlier 12 AM curfew … at 16 minutes, and costing Goldenvoice $31k.
You’ll recall — the contract festival organizers have with the City calls for a daily fine of $20k for the first 5 minutes past curfew, with another $1,000 added for every minute thereafter.
Like we said … $51k is nothing to sneeze at, but considering they got the fines down a significant amount compared to Weekend 1 ($66,000 in savings) — it’s not half bad.
The lineup changed a bit this week … including the notable replacement of Frank Ocean, who had to bow out after injuring himself. Blink-182 stepped in to handle main stage duties at 9:20 PM, and then Skrillex and other EDM DJs filled the void later at 10:25 PM.
Skrillex B2B Fred Again B2B Four Tet was fkn nuts tonight 🔥🥵 #Coachella pic.twitter.com/WDipp69OsU
— GDE (@GlobalDanceGDE) April 24, 2023
Seems the swap worked out for everyone … and kept things on schedule.