Coachella earns over $84M, breaks attendance records

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Coachella Expands To Five Festivals A Year

The final numbers on the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., are in, and it's another Boxscore record for the world's highest-grossing festival, produced by Goldenvoice, a division of AEG Live.

With a lineup that included AC/DC, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, The Weeknd, and Drake, Coachella grossed a staggering $84,264,264 in ticket sales from a total of 198,000 tickets sold, both records. In its fourth year as a two-weekend event (April 10-12 and April 17-19) with virtually identical lineups, Coachella sold out its capacity of 99,000 per weekend.

READ MORE: Tyler, the Creator Is Having the Greatest Coachella Ever

Coachella has broken its own record each of those four years; last year, Coachella grossed $78.3 million, with attendance of 193,000 for the two weekends, according to Boxscore. Coachella was named Top Festival at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards for the fourth straight year, dating back to its last year as a one-weekend festival in 2011 when the gross was $25 million and attendance was 75,000.

Tickets were priced at $375-$899 in 2015, with the upper end up $100 from last year's range of $799 and $375. The festival sold out 11 months in advance, before the lineup was ever announced. This was the sixth year Coachella has gone on sale before announcing the lineup, and selling out under that circumstance shows fans have faith that Coachella founder and talent buyer Paul Tollett will deliver the goods. "If we sell those tickets," Tollett told Billboard just prior to Coachella 2015's launch, "we have to make sure we come through for people with a good time."

READ MORE: Coachella's Music Evolution: Genre-By-Genre Breakdown

The weekend following Coachella, April 24-26, the country music festival Stagecoach, also produced by Goldenvoice, came off at the same Empire Polo Grounds site, and also did record business. With headliners Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, Stagecoach grossed $21,879,744 and sold 70,000 tickets per day for the weekend. While Stagecoach tickets remained the same, 2015's gross was up from last year's take of $18.6 million, and daily attendance of 63,400, and a marked increase over the festivals first year, 2007, when attendance was 55,164 for a gross of just over $5 million.

Tickets prices ranged from $249 to $799 for Stagecoach 2015. Over seven festivals, and despite a boom in the country fest market, StageCoach remains arguably the most important country music play West of the Mississippi.

Click through for photos of celebrities at Coachella:

38 PHOTOS
Celebs at Coachella
See Gallery
Coachella earns over $84M, breaks attendance records
Katy Perry rocked several amazing ensembles during Coachella Weekend 1, but this look was one of the most eye-catching. The "Dark Horse" singer turned heads in the peek-a-boo dress and bra. The floral, sheer overlay hit the perfect Coachella note and Perry polished off the look with red lips and braided hair. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Soho House)

Next up, Perry stunned in an rust-colored flowing dress, which she teamed with a tribal choker and a fringe purse. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Perry's third look was a little more out there! The singer went for a funky vibe with massive hoop earrings, slicked back hair and a nose ring. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)

All smiles here! Paul McCartney buddied up to Adam Levine during a concert on Day 1 of the fest. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Do you think they planned this? Paris and Nicky Hilton looked surprisingly tame in all-white ensembles with sweet skirts and cut-out tops showing a little skin. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)

Kate Bosworth might have the prettiest Coachella fashion ever. The stunning star looked lovely in pastels as she cuddled up to her husband at the Coach Backstage at Soho Desert House. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Coach)

That's a couple of powerful women! Beyoncé and Maria Shriver were spotted enjoying a concert. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Model Amber Valletta was the epitome of Coachella carefree fashion in a vibrant dress, which she paired with a flower crown and super chunky baubles. The gorgeous gal stopped by theDANNIJO and Mercedes-Benz  party.

Newlyweds Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo got silly together. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Selfies with Paris Hilton. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Coachella)
Cute couple Singer Cody Simpson and model Gigi Hadid attend went for a southwestern vibe at the Official H&M Loves Coachella Party. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for H&M)
Are they or aren't they? Rumored couple Kendall Jenner and Justin Bieber enjoyed a concert together at Coachella. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Vanessa Simmons and Amber Rose both went for low-key looks in black tank tops. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Lookin' good! Fergie showed off her taut tummy in a black and gold ensemble and posed with the Polaris Slingshot at the Moschino Party hosted by Jeremy Scott on April 11, 2015. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Katy Perry posed with festival-goers. What do you think of their looks? (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Coachella)
George Kotsiopoulos and singer Fergie enjoyed some champagne at Moet Ice Imperial at Moschino's Late Night hosted by Jeremy Scott at Coachella. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon)
That's a better view! Rihanna hopped up on a friend's shoulders to catch a concert on Day 3. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
The look of love! Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth were all smiles together at the Coach party. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Coachella)
Zoe Kravitz rocked a plaid romper and platform shoes. Do you like the look? (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Marc by Marc Jacobs / Safilo)

Kylie Jenner flew under the radar with a new set of blue tresses for Coachella while her model sis, Kendall, went for a western, tribal vibe in a leather vest and beads. (Photo by Papjuice/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Musicians Danielle Haim, Este Haim and Alana Haim attend the H&M Loves Coachella Tent! (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for H&M)
Just sippin! Actress Jena Malone stayed hydrated at the Coach soiree. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Coach)
Talk about an awesome duo! Hozier and "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul snapped a photo together. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Boho chic! Fergie created a perfect Coachella look and wore a fringe vest and circular sunnies. (Photo by Papjuice/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Katy Perry, Mia Moretti, and Janell Shirtcliff attend Soho Desert House's soiree. How much do you love Katy's cool braids and bright lip color? (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Soho House)
Kendall Jenner hearts Coachella! (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 10: Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner is seen at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at The Empire Polo Club on April 10, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth looked super cute in their coordinate jean jackets. We especially like Kate's jacket, which featured lace and ribbon detailing. (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Bosworth cuddled up on a set of vibrant blankets at Coachella. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Coach)
Bust a move, Kendall! (Photo by Light Brigade/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
David and Victoria Bekham's oldest son, Brooklyn Beckham, went incognito at the fest in a white T-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.  (Photo by Papjuice/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
She's gone country! Bella Thorne tossed on a set of boots and an all-white ensemble for a party at the Birchbox Cabana. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Birchbox)
Young stars! Victoria Justice and Bella Thorne  popped a pose together at the People StyleWatch & REVOLVE Fashion event. Do you like Bella's funky 1970s pants? (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for People StyleWatch)
Rihanna wasn't hard to miss! The mega-watt star hit the fest in an eye-catching purple coat and pink high-tops. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber tested out a plaid look early on during the fest. Do you like his casual attire? (Photo by Melodie Jeng/Getty Images)

Flower power! Daisy Lowe looked pretty in a floral dress at the Harper's BAZAAR and Coach private brunch. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Soho House)

DJ Skrillex and a pal hit the Polaris Slingshot party! (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More from Billboard:
Luke Bryan Says He Misspoke When He Equated Outlaw Country to Drug Use
Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke & T.I. Lawyer Insists: 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Fight Not Over
Icona Pop on One Direction Tour: 'It's Such a Big Circus, But You Become Pretty Close With Everyone'

Read Full Story

People are Reading