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Coachella In The Books, Stagecoach Up Next

Coachella In The Books, Stagecoach Up Next

COACHELLA (CNS) - The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was  history today, and preparations were underway for next weekend's three-day  Stagecoach Festival, also being staged at Indio's Empire Polo Club.

The artists who performed Sunday on the third and last day of the  Coachella Music Festival's second weekend included Arcade Fire, the Lucient  Dossier Experience, Netsky and Duck Sauce.

After the final sets ended, around 100,000 fans started making their way  home around midnight Sunday, filling streets and freeways, an Indio police  spokesman said.

Arrest figures were not available for Sunday, but Indio police spokesman  Ben Guitron said 66 people were arrested through Saturday night, with 28  Friday and 38 Saturday, most for alcohol-related offenses such as public  drunkenness and underage drinking.

``Our (arrest) numbers are pretty good,'' Guitron said. ``It's the size  of a city.''

Police said 80 people were arrested during the festival's first weekend,  which was marked by tragedy when 24-year-old patron Kimchi Truong of Oakland  collapsed at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 12.

Truong died Thursday at Desert Regional Medical Center. The Riverside  County Coroner's Office said it could take up to six weeks for an autopsy and  toxicological tests to be completed to determine what killed her.

Just as soon as Coachella Valley Music Festival fans cleared the Empire  Polo Club Sunday, workers began transforming the grounds into a country-western  venue for next weekend's three-day Stagecoach Festival.

Artists will include Crystal Gayle, Don McLean, Duane Eddy, Holly  Williams, Jason Aldean, Jennifer Nettles, Luke Bryan, Asleep at the Wheel,  Hurray for the Riff Raff, Katey Segal and the Forest Rangers, Lynyrd Skynyrd,  and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, according to the Stagecoach 2014 website.

 

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