Coachella & Stagecoach music festivals

When the Coachella Val­ley Mu­sic and Arts Fest­iv­al began in 1999 in In­dio, Cal­if., pro­moter Paul Tollett said, “For South­ern Cali­for­nia, this could be the start of something really spe­cial.” In­deed, it was. Des­pite a few stumbles along the way, Coachella has been the West Coast’s premiere mu­sic fest­iv­al for a dec­ade and a half. In 2007, it got a coun­try cous­in in Stage­coach. And along the way, it helped change the way fans ex­per­i­ence mu­sic at fest­ivals across the coun­try.

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Published: April 6, 2012
Sources: Los Angeles Times archives
Credits: Todd Martens, Gerrick Kennedy and Scott Sandell, TimelineSetter
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