Don’t expect the Coachella Festival to leave the desert of Southern California anytime soon. The organizers of the wildly popular festival have agreed to stay in Indio until 2030, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The deal also keeps the promoters’ Stagecoach country music festival in California while giving them the option to set up more high-capacity festivals in the area.
Coachella was in danger of leaving California after festival organizers Goldenvoice threatened to leave if the state legislature passed a resolution that would increase the tax burden carried by the promoters. In recent years, Coachella has done big business for the area, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and expanding into a cruise series.
This year’s Coachella Festival, which features Phoenix, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, and The Stone Roses as headliners, starts on April 12th.