2014 is proceeding as originally planned—for now. Its future was uncertain for a time due to a proposed tax hike by Indio, Calif., Councilman Sam Torres back in June. The tax would have specifically affected live events hosting more than 2,500 people.
According to Consequence of Sound, Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett responded to the proposal last week: “If the tax initiative of putting $4 million to $6 million onto Coachella gets on the ballot, we’re going to take off 2014; 2015 we’ll be at a new facility outside of Indio,” said Tollett.
Torres has since suspended his proposal. In a press release, Torres responded: “I cannot in good conscience allow this to happen no matter how dire the city’s circumstance. My sincere hope is that we can now move past this episode and I personally look forward to enhance relationships.”