1. Exclusive: Coachella and Firefly Founders Team Up on Joint Venture

    September 17, 2014 5:43 PM EDT The deal brings together Goldenvoice, the U.S.' most successful festival producer, with Red Frog, the company behind our fastest-growing fest. Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., has entered i ...

  2. Coachella’s Promoter on Producing the Festival, a Third Weekend, Permanent Toilets

    April 11, 2014 6:52 PM EDT 2 1 0 As organizers of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., tee up the event's 2014 run, Paul Tollett, president/CEO of producer Goldenvoice, has some hot news to reveal.   “We’ve built permanent toilets,” Tollett tells Billboard ...

  3. Splash House’s Pool Party Returns to the Desert this June, Goldenvoice Partnering

    April 03, 2014 12:20 PM EDT 2 0 0 Splash House will make waves in Palm Springs this June through a new partnership with Goldenvoice, the producers of Coachella.  The electronic music-fueled pool party concept will expand to three sites over three days, from June 13-15, with Goldenvo ...

  4. FYF Fest Founder Sean Carlson on Goldenvoice, Market Saturation and 2013's Stellar Lineup (Q&A)

    August 21, 2013 4:21 PM EDT Outside of the market-leading Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one would be hard-pressed to find another multi-day music festival in Southern California with a more impressive lineup than this year’s FYF Fest in Los Angeles.  Celebra ...

  5. Backbeat Coachella 2013: Odd Future Catch Tame Impala, Dead Can Dance Have No Fun, Three O'Clock Enjoy the Limelight

    April 22, 2013 3:43 PM EDT The final day of the second weekend of Coachella was a breezy, exhausting comedown from six days of musical insanity, with plenty of performers finally taking time to watch their favorite bands. Members of Odd Future watched Tame Impala from t ...

  6. From The Mag: Coachella Kicks Off the Festival Season

    April 12, 2013 8:00 AM EDT Long a mainstay in Europe, music festivals are now the most robust sector of the U.S. touring market, with fans embracing the immersive experience and opportunity for music discovery and the industry tapping into massive audiences and proven art ...

  7. Rolling Stones Deny Coachella Appearance, But Festival Teases With Photo... of a Polo Ball

    January 04, 2013 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 By now, the forthcoming Rolling Stones tour is just about the worst-kept secret in the world, even though there is still no official confirmation that it's happening. And even though earlier today, RollingStone.com posted an article that finds ...

  8. Backbeat: S.S. Coachella, With Sleigh Bells, Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett, KCRW's Jason Bentley, Many More -- Ahoy!

    December 19, 2012 12:40 PM EST The S.S. Coachella, the Goldenvoice-promoted music festival aboard Celebrity Cruise's Silhouette vessel, set sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas Dec 16-19 with bands that included Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Cloud Nothings, Sleig ...

  9. Music Biz 2012: A Look Back at a Tumultuous Year

    December 14, 2012 8:13 AM EST In what has to be the most memorable quote about our industry in recent memory, David Geffen -- during an event for the recent documentary about his towering career -- said "I'd kill myself" rather than get into the music business t ...

  10. Paul Tollett, Goldenvoice Team on the Struggle - And Ultimate Success - of Creating Coachella

    November 09, 2012 1:57 PM EST Goldenvoice chief and Coachella creator Paul Tollett discusses the challenges and successes that came with creating the festival. (Photo: Michael Seto) Billboard's Ray Waddell led yesterday's (Nov. 8) discussion with three of the princip ...

  11. Neil Diamond, Kenny Chesney, Sandra Bernhard Light Up Billboard Touring Awards With Humility, Humor

    November 09, 2012 11:35 AM EST Humility is a quality that becomes a legend most, and Neil Diamond showed it in spades while accepting the Legend of Live award at Billboard's Touring Awards Thursday night, honoring his more than 45 years as a performer. Roger Waters, Bruc ...

  12. Billboard's Touring Conference: What's In It For Artists? Plenty!

    October 16, 2012 7:00 AM EDT More artists than ever will participate in panels and sessions at the 2012 Billboard Touring Conference, set for Nov. 7-8 in New York. Register today for the Billboard Touring Conference & Awards November 7-8 in New York City and Save $50 (Use ...

  13. Irving Azoff and Coachella Founders Headline Billboard Touring Conference in November

    July 19, 2012 6:50 PM EDT Billboard Touring Conference To Feature Azoff Q&A, Coachella FoundersMega-manager Irving Azoff will be the keynote Q&A at the ninth annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Addi ...

  14. Irving Azoff, Coachella Team to Speak at 2012 Billboard Touring Conference & Awards

    July 19, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Live Nation Entertainment chairman and Billboard's top 2012 Power Player Irving Azoff has been announced as a keynote Q&A for the 9th Annual Billboard Touring Conference & Awards, Nov. 7-8 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Addi ...

  15. 'S.S. Coachella' Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:44 PM EDT As sources told Billboard.biz earlier today, Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. "S.S. Coachella" will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, S ...

  16. Coachella Cruise Announced: Pulp, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells Aboard

    July 17, 2012 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Inaugural trip to set sail in December Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, have announced the launch of a Coachella cruise slated to set sail in December. S.S. Coachella will include performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Killer ...

  17. Goldenvoice to Launch Coachella Cruise With Cloud Nothings, Girl Talk, Others: Sources

    July 17, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoters of Coachella, are expected to announce later today the launch of a Coachella cruise, informed sources reportedly told the Los Angeles Times . Sources told Billboard.biz earlier today that two of the acts on the cruise will b ...

  18. Coachella Festival to Remain in Indio

    July 06, 2012 4:05 PM EDT Despite fears that new tax regulations were set to push the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out of its Indio, Calif. home, reports have stated that the lawmaker who introduced the new ticket tax has backed down from the proposed legislati ...

  19. Coachella Festival To Remain In Indio

    July 06, 2012 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite fears that new tax regulations were set to push the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out of its Indio, Calif. home, reports have stated that the lawmaker who introduced the new ticket tax has backed down from the proposed legislation ...

  20. Coachella, Stagecoach Promoter Goldenvoice Threatens To Move Festivals Over Proposed Tax (Report)

    July 03, 2012 8:12 PM EDT AEG Live subsidiary Goldenvoice, which produces the annual Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., is reportedly threatening to move the events out of Coachella Valley after 2013 if the city goes forward with ...

  21. Coachella Festival Location Threatened by Possible Indio Tax

    July 03, 2012 8:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Festival May Skip 2014, Goldenvoice Head Says The Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival may be looking for a new home if a new city tax is put on the books. According the Indio's Desert Sun , a potential admissions tax on entertainment events ...

  22. Coachella Grosses More Than $47 Million

    June 20, 2012 11:24 AM EDT From left at Stagecoach; Brad Paisley manager Bill Simmons, Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett, Paisley, Goldenvoice talent coordinator Stacy Vee, and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment agents Steve Hauser and Rob Beckham. The numbers are final ...

  23. Coachella 2013 Returning For Two Weekends With Increased Ticket Prices

    May 14, 2012 3:02 PM EDT The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again dip into two separate weekends in 2013, after successfully debuting the six-day model -- with the same lineup for each weekend -- in 2012. The festival's official website announced ...

  24. Coachella Returning for Two Weekends in 2013

    May 14, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will once again dip into two separate weekends in 2013, after successfully debuting the six-day model -- with the same lineup for each weekend -- in 2012. The festival's official website announced on ...

  25. Mars Volta: 10-Year 'Dictatorship' Ends After 'Noctourniquet'

    March 26, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 New album "the last record of its kind," says Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says the band's sixth studio album, "Noctourniquet," will be its last -- at least in terms of how he's approac ...

  26. Goldenvoice Buys Acreage of Coachella Festival Site

    March 25, 2012 7:09 PM EDT Goldenvoice, promoter of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival, last week completed the purchase of 280 acres of land comprised of Eldorado Polo Club, Triangle Bar Farms, Fish Creek and Ambassador Gle ...

  27. Avicii Announces North America Arena Tour

    March 22, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Electronic dance music DJ/producer, Avicii has announced that he will embark on another massive North American Tour from May to June. Called the "Le7els" tour, promoters are billing this as the first all-arena North American tour by an e ...

  28. Foster the People: How a Free Download Begat a Business

    October 03, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 March 2010. Brent Kredel, an artist manager at Los Angeles' Monotone, receives a panicked phone call from a local musician who he'd befriended a year earlier. The call was from Mark Foster, leader of then-unknown L.A.-based rock band Foste ...

  29. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett Explains Coachella's Expansion to Two Weekends

    June 01, 2011 1:07 PM EDT The Coachella festival's producers shocked the live music business community yesterday when they announced that there will be two festivals next year : on back-to-back weekends, with the same lineup. Festival founder and producer Paul Tollett ...

  30. Goldenvoice Releases Record-Breaking Numbers for Coachella, Big 4, Stagecoach Festivals

    May 06, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Three mega-events in the California desert represent a remarkable accomplishment for California promoter Goldenvoice, the AEG subsidiary headed by Paul Tollett that, over the course of two weeks, produced three major festivals at the Empire Polo G ...

  31. Warped Tour Lineup Leaks

    March 25, 2011 10:02 AM EDT The Vans Warped Tour will holds its tour-announcement press conference and kick-off party tonight at the new House Of Vans in Brooklyn, but some of the drama of that event was taken away when a few fans got an unplanned sneek peak at a YouTube ann ...

  32. Goldenvoice's Paul Tollett On Metallica's 'Big 4' Concert

    January 26, 2011 5:55 PM EST Metallica Leads The Big 4 Having conquered indie rock with Coachella (April 15-17) and country with Stagecoach (April 30-May 1) at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., Goldenvoice will take on metal with the Big 4, featuring Metallica, Anthra ...

  33. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening Now

    April 23, 2010 12:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just days after LCD Soundsystem 's new single, "Drunk Girls," leaked online, a companion video of sorts hit YouTube. As the first taste of the band's third album, the song had already set tongues wagging, from Pitchfork awarding ...

  34. Coachella Festival Sets Attendance Record

    April 21, 2010 2:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 With an aggregate attendance of 225,000 over April 16-18, Coachella enjoyed a record attendance year at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. Among the acts that performed were Jay- ...

  35. 2010 Coachella Festival Dates Confirmed

    December 14, 2009 2:56 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will take place on April 16-18, the promoters announced today (Dec. 14). The event will once again take place at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. While the lineup won't be officially reveale ...

  36. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 at the ...

  37. Coachella Fest Posts Second Biggest Year Ever

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rang up its second biggest year ever, with an aggregate attendance of 160,000, according to producer Paul Tollett, president of Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live. The event was held April 17-19 ...

  38. Music Festivals Not Feeling Economic Pinch

    April 10, 2009 9:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the summer music festival season just around the corner, leading international festival producers insist that the difficult economic climate isn't putting a serious crimp on business, with key promoters reporting that ticket sales are on p ...

  39. My Bloody Valentine Wraps Triumphant Reunion Tour

    October 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 My Bloody Valentine wrapped its triumphant reunion tour last night (Oct. 2) in Santa Monica, Calif., its seven North American shows (all sell-outs) drawing nearly 26,000 people, generating well more t My Bloody Valentine wrapped its triumphant reuni ...

  40. Sean Penn Launching Activist 'Caravan' At Coachella

    April 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sean Penn is fighting the war in Iraq, poverty, homelessness and saving the environment, all from a bus. After appearances this weekend at the Coachella festival, the actor plans to board a fleet of b Sean Penn is fighting the war in Iraq, poverty, ...

  41. Prince To Headline Second Night Of Coachella

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance at Coachella later this month. Organizers confirmed today that the artist will headline the Saturday (April 26) lineup, joining previously announced he Prince will make a rare U.S. festival appearance ...

  42. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival ...

  43. Goldenvoice, Amtrak Link For Coachella Train Stop

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival producer Goldenvoice has partnered with Amtrak to provide a limited number of festival campers with a free train ride to and from this year's event, which is set for April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field ...

  44. Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Tankian Join Coachella Lineup

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, Redd Kross and Adele have joined the lineup for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indi Aphex Twin, Goldfrapp, Kate Nash, Serj Tankian, ...

  45. Portishead Relaunching At Coachella

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Out in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is fast becoming an oasis for high-profile reunions. This year, Portishead will relaunch at the event, in support of its fi Out in the California desert, the Coachella Vall ...

  46. Stagecoach Snags Judds, Coachella Sets Date

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made a habit out of luring classic bands back onto the stage at his Coachella festival each spring, and he's worked that magic yet again for the second Stagecoac Goldenvoice principal Paul Tollett had made ...

  47. The Judds, Rascal Flatts Set For 2008 Stagecoach

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The second annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival, to be held May 3-4 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif., will feature a one-off performance from mother/daughter duo the Judds, according to Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett. The appearance i ...

  48. Report: My Bloody Valentine Mulling Coachella Reunion

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Seminal U.K. shoegazer act My Bloody Valentine is considering an offer to reunite and co-headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. A tour would follow later in the year, according Seminal U.K. shoegazer act My Bloody Valentine is ...

  49. Billboard Bits: Coachella '08, Genesis, Bob Mould

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The dates for the 2008 Coachella festival won't be announced for several weeks, but festival co-creator Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice tells Billboard.com he's "just starting right now" to seek out talen The dates for the 2008 Coach ...

  50. The Billboard Q&A: Paul Tollett

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Tollett has always been a concert promoter with vision. After taking an $800,000 hit on the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1999, the president of Los Angeles-based Goldenvoice never lost hope. "It seemed like $8 mi ...

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