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Coachella Fined $117,000 for Breaking City Curfew All Three Nights


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Coachella has been fined $117,000 for breaking curfew violations in Indio, California, representatives for the city confirmed to Pitchfork. The festival was supposed to wrap up by 12:00 a.m. PST on Sunday night, but Frank Ocean’s headlining set went over by roughly 25 minutes. Additionally, Coachella also broke the 1:00 a.m. curfew on Friday and Saturday by 25 minutes and 22 minutes, respectively. 

These fines are part of an agreement between the city of Indio and Goldenvoice that took effect back in 2013. In that document, it outlines that going five minutes past curfew will result in a daily fine of $20,000. Every minute after that costs $1,000 per minute. The fines go towards Indio’s General Fund, which is allegedly used for operating costs, public works, and the police and fire departments.

Ocean’s headlining set on Sunday began nearly an hour later than scheduled. The reclusive Blonde singer performed reworked versions of songs from his catalog, deep cuts, and a few covers. Stemming from the main stage was a catwalk and circular platform at its end, but Ocean stayed on the main stage, primarily singing atop a stool and walking back to mingle with his live band. After the fact, it was revealed that Ocean injured his ankle earlier in the week and was ordered by doctors to modify his stage production.

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