Liner Notes

October 17, 2011

Coachella Status Uncertain As Indio Delays Contract With Goldenvoice

By Andrea Domanick /LA Weekly

The city of Indio has postponed signing a contract with Coachella festival promoter and organizer Goldenvoice, following pressure from the neighboring city of La Quinta for an environmental review of the popular music and arts festival. The festival thus faces the possibility of delay from its April 13, 2012 start date. The Indio City Council voted for the postponement earlier this month, following La Quinta City Council’s request for them to delay approval of the contract. La Quinta wants Indio and Goldenvoice to conduct an assessment under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to evaluate the environmental impact of traffic, noise and pollution generated by the festival, owing to the fact that its length will be doubled this year, to two weekends in April. If Indio complies, the review process could extended well beyond Coachella’s scheduled opening date. [...]

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