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Coachella fined $117,000 for breaking city curfew three times

Performances that run past curfew by five minutes result in a $20,000 fine, with every additional minute upping the total by $1,000

Coachella at night

Coachella has been hit with a $117,00 fine for breaking a curfew agreement with the city of Indio, California.

In the desert festival's first weekend, performances ran about 25 minutes past curfew each night, Pitchfork reports. Frank Ocean's Sunday night headline set wrapped up around 25 minutes after midnight Pacific time, while Friday's and Saturday's curfew of 1 AM PST was exceeded by 25 and 22 minutes, respectively. 

Coachella's promoter Goldenvoice and the city of Indio set a curfew agreement in 2013 that says performances continuing past curfew by five minutes would result in a $20,000 fine, with every additional minute upping the total by $1,000. All fines go to the Indio General Fund for the city's public works and infrastructure, fire department and more.

Frank Ocean's post-midnight finish resulted from a near-hour-long delay, stemmed from Ocean's recent suffering of a serious ankle injury during on-site rehearsals, according to Pitchfork. Ocean was forced to rework his set, which was pulled from the YouTube livestream schedule hours before the planned broadcast. 

There's still another weekend of Coachella 2023 to go, running from Friday 21st April, through Sunday 23rd. The schedule for Weekend two has not yet been revealed. Find the complete line-up here.

Watch back performances by The Chemical Brothers, Nia Archives, Gorillaz, Burna Boy, and more from the first weekend of Coachella. Jai Paul's Coachella set marked his live debut.