Coachella by the numbers
Every year, Coachella just gets bigger. That’s true literally, in terms of attendance, but also in terms of the festival’s sheer cultural scope. Headliners such as AC/DC and Drake are among the biggest live draws in music. The food, drinks, luxuries and customization options on-site at the Empire Polo Grounds swell with each turn on the lawn. And by the time Weekend 2 is over and the bills come due, fans are already speculating about next year’s lineup. Here are a few figures to illustrate the scope of America’s most coveted music festival.
» 579,000: Total 2014 attendance over two weekends
» 191: Number of acts performing in 2015
» 26: Number of acts fronted by women in 2015
» 19,000: Number of Google search results for the term “Brochella”
» 250: Combined age of AC/DC’s four current members
» 20: Number of specialty restaurants on-site in 2015
» 45GB: Size of a widely shared single file with Lil B’s entire recorded output
» 241 million: Estimated YouTube views for Stromae’s “Papaoutai”
» $5-$50: Price range for H&M’s licensed Coachella collection
» 170: Total arrests for two weekends in 2014
» $375: Price of a 2015 general-admission ticket
» $899: Price of a 2015 VIP ticket
» $439.85: Current lowest price of a 2015 GA Weekend 1 ticket on StubHub
» 40: Minutes that three-day passes to each weekend were available before selling out
» $600: (still available) Price of a GA Weekend 1 ticket with a fully catered gourmet meal in the Rose Garden
» $1,500: Price of a round-trip private Surf Air jet from Burbank to Coachella in 2014
» $7: Price of a small Heineken
» $2: Price of bottled water
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