Coachella’s radius clauses have always been confidential. However, the organizers at Soul’d out were inconvenienced by their inability to book SZA, Daniel Caesar and Tank and the Bengas for their Oregon show. This led to a lawsuit against the California Festival’s organizers AEG and Goldenvoice, who’s email to Soul’d out organizers was leaked to Long Beach publication Amplify, as well as included it in a civil complaint to the public. The clause details the following limitations:
- Artist playing Coachella are barred from performing any festival in North American from December 15 to May 1,
- Artists are also barred from playing any hard ticket concerts in Southern California during that same time period.
- Artists can’t “advertise, publicize or leak” performances at competing festivals in California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington or Arizona or headliner concerts in SoCal that take place after May 1 until after May 7.
- Artists can’t announce festival appearances for the other 45 states in North America until after the Coachella lineup is announced in January, with exceptions made for Austin’s South by Southwest, Ultra Miami and the AEG-backed New Orleans Jazzfest.
- Artists must also wait for the January announcement before publicizing tour stops in California, Arizona, Washington and Oregon, with an exception made for Las Vegas casinos, but not Las Vegas festivals.
Coachella lawyers are asking to have the case dismissed. What do you think? Tweet us @Globaldanceelec.