Goldenvoice, the company behind Coachella, has been fined a total of $117,000 (£94,071) due to violating the curfew regulations on all nights of the festival’s opening weekend.
In 2013, the city of Indio and Coachella entered into an agreement that stipulated an 11 PM cutoff time on Sundays and a midnight cutoff time on Fridays and Saturdays.
The celebration extended past its designated end time by roughly 20 minutes every evening – 25 on Friday, 22 on Saturday and 25 again on Sunday.
The agreement states that for any festival that continues past the curfew for five minutes, the organizers will be fined $20,000 and an additional $1,000 for every minute past that.
Pitchfork reported that the city of Coachella has been fined $117,000 for infringing on the local curfew on all three nights. This money is earmarked to cover the costs associated with the city’s operations, public works, and police and fire departments.
Under this contract between Goldenvoice and the city of Indio, the presence of minors on streets, avenues, alleys, parks and other public places between 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM is restricted, and they are not allowed to “loiter” in these areas.
Frank Ocean gave his first performance in six years at the weekend’s festival but had to cut it short due to a midnight curfew.
The performance began an hour later than expected, leading to it running overtime and leaving spectators disgruntled.
Research conducted by CasinoAlpha.com shows that shortly after Ocean’s performance, there was a 445% surge in worldwide searches for “sell Coachella tickets”.