INDIO (CBS) — The organizer of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will sell a limited number of passes to local residents Friday.

Goldenvoice, the festival’s organizer, released general admission passes “as a continued thank you to the residents of the Coachella Valley,” according to a company statement.

Residents from North Palm Springs to the Salton Sea can buy up to two passes for this weekend’s festival, which starts Friday. Passes will be for sale at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden box office, 78-200 Miles Ave., Friday from 8 a.m to 10 p.m. or while supplies last.

The buyer and guest must both be present, “as the wristband will be applied directly to their wrist by box office staff at the time of purchase,” Goldenvoice’s statement said.

Passes are $330 each, are non-transferable and proof of residency must be shown by a California driver’s license, ID card or government-issued identification.

The festival is being held over two weekends for the first time this year. It encompasses five outdoor stages at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.


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