It took just 15 minutes to sell out the tickets of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The first weekend’s tickets were released this time. However, online purchasers reported facing problem despite the boosting sales.
The desert festival will be held on April 12 in Indio, Calif. The tickets of this festival were in the highest demand. People, trying to purchase through online, had much problem due to site crashes and long wait times. The tickets for the second weekend on April 19 were supposed to be available from January 29.
However, the luck did not run out for many of the enthusiasts. The tickets for the first weekend could be bought even two hours after they were declared to be sold out. However, it is not rare for tickets to be available after said to be sold out because many people who place order online do not buy ultimately.
On Tuesday, many fans expressed their disappointments over the unavailability of tickets on the Facebook page of Coachella. Many also reported that Front Gate, the agency that was on the charge of the festival’s ticket sales, logged the users out or failed to load once the users had entered their credit card information. One user said that he entered and submitted the payment info and then, it just timed out and he lost his tickets in the cart.
It could not be known how many tickets for the first weekend remained unsold though an unauthorized source said it to be ‘nearly sold out’. Most of the tickets for the next two weekends were also sold in May 2012.
Those who tried to purchase tickets for the Weekend 1 this morning had to buy a shuttle pass too that brought the total cost to $399.
The agency Front Gate is jointly owned by C3 Events and AEG Live.