Coachella 2019 passes are on sale, but weekend 1 is sold out, sort of

It’s that anxiety-inducing time of year when Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival tickets go on sale, and fans sat nervously at their computers hoping for a chance to get into weekends 1 and 2.

The festival, which runs April 12-14 and April 19-21 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, announced its 2019 lineup topped by Childish Gambino, Tame Impala and Ariana Grande on Wednesday Jan. 2. It teased agitated fans in the hours leading up to the full lineup by tweeting about only a few of the acts.

Fans were just as rowdy as they waited for the clock to strike 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4., the time ticket sales began.

Some fans even pondered how they could get the big bucks to be able to afford a ticket.

Coachella passes run $429 for the weekend for general admission (increasing to $509 with the inclusion of a shuttle pass) and $999 for VIP.

Regular car camping is $125 and a preferred camping pass, which gives campers access to the lot closest to the festival, is $325. Tent camping was $125 and a camping companion parking pass is $60.

Then, the moment arrived. The signature blue man greeted visitors trying to get in to buy their tickets.

Twitter user @WillLaws joked that his “Coachella walking man has gotten about as far as I did on my 2018 resolutions” with an image of the blue man showing no signs of progress on his journey to tickets.

Some people, like Twitter user @dylanhawk_, were convinced the little blue man was mocking his quest for tickets while others, such as @PatOhReally, cheered on the little blue man.

And of course there was a “Bird Box” reference.

Some people got to feel the sweet feeling of success.

Our own spot check had our weekend 2 blue man walking his full path within 12 minutes of tickets going on sale while the weekend 1 progress update hadn’t moved.

Our own spot check had our weekend 2 blue man walking his full path within 12 minutes of tickets going on sale while the weekend 1 blue man took a little more than a half hour.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., Coachella’s website showed general admission tickets sold out for weekend 1 but there were still some general admission plus shuttle tickets as well as VIP tickets.

By 11:54 a.m., the situation was the same for weekend 2, with general admission only passes sold out, but VIP and GA passes with shuttle access were still available.

At 12:06 p.m., all three weekend 1 pass options were listed as sold out, as was the Lake Eldorado camping, but car camping, tent camping and preferred car camping were still available.

However, previous years have seen sold out options come back online during the sale as people change their minds or change pass types, so don’t give up hope just yet.

After noon, Coachella posted on its website that weekend 1 passes were no longer available but could still be purchased via Valley Music Travel packages.

 

 

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