Let’s face it – it is nearly impossible to scroll through any form of social media during the weekends of April 14-23 without seeing floods of content surrounding “one of the most critically acclaimed” music and arts festivals in the world – Coachella. Since its first show in 1999 – a two-day event drawing a crowd of about twenty thousand each day, losing close to one million dollars – Coachella’s increasing popularity has evolved so much that by 2012 it offered a second-weekend of the festival. Currently, the sold-out event draws crowds of about 600,000 and is known to be one of the most profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on May 4, 2017. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Wilner, Sarah, "The Legal Issues Surrounding #Not-So-Chilla" (2017). AELJ Blog. 163.