Coachella to Double Itself in 2012

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Well, the rumored Coachella announcement is here: next year's mega-festival will be scheduled for two witheringly hot weekends instead of one, and soon you will be able to part with your cash blindly in order to book a spot for the as-yet undetermined line-up in Indio, CA.

For the first time, the festival backers will try to duplicate the same event "same lineup, same art, same place, different people" on two consecutive weekends on April 13-15th and 20-22nd in 2012. The utter free-for-all to nab tickets begins on Friday, June 3rd of this year. Now buy the $269-plus-fees passes:

In an effort to try and accommodate everyone who wants to experience the festival, COACHELLA 2012 will be two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends. We will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people.

We know many of you were unable to attend this year's festival because passes sold out much sooner than anticipated. We were truly surprised by the overwhelming response and remain honored by your passion and enthusiasm. We also know some of you purchased through non legitimate sources and were inconvenienced, gouged or totally scammed. We hope that these changes will give everyone the opportunity to purchase directly from

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