Coachella Breaks Boxscore Record (Again)

Daft Punk and Arcade Fire at Coachella 2014
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Daft Punk performs with friends dressed as Arcade Fire live onstage to close out the 2014 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival  at The Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2014 in Indio, California.

For the third year in a row – dating back to when it expanded to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups – the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif., set an all-time Boxscore record for gross ticket sales. The festival is produced by Goldenvoice Presents, a division of AEG Live.

The total combined sold-out attendance for both weekends at 96,500 per day for a total of 579,000 and a gross of $78,332,000, according to numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore. The festival took place April 11-13 and April 18-20, with headliners Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire, Skrillex, Beck, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, the Replacements, Chromeo, and many more. Last year's event grossed $67.2 million.

The weekend following Coachella, Goldenvoice produced the Stagecoach country music festival, which drew 63,400 per day for a total attendance of 190,200. The total gross for Stagecoach was $18,615,000, with headliners Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Luke Brian, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, and Florida Georgia Line.

The combined three weekends at the Empire Polo Grounds saw a total of 769,000 paid, resulting in a gross of $96,947,000.