Just weeks ahead of the 2019 installment of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, a lawsuit against the iconic event has been dismissed.
According to a report, Oregon-based promotion company Soul’d Out Productions claimed Coachella’s restrictive radius clause was in violation of anti-trust law. Specifically, the part that has forbidden artists from playing any other North American festivals between December 15 through May 1.
Soul’d Out said artists including SZA and Daniel Caesar were forced to turn down opportunities with their company because of Coachella’s radius clause. Now, the judge in the case has totally dismissed those allegations along with the entire lawsuit. It was ultimately determined no anti-trust violation was made by Goldenvoice.
Coachella organizers said back in 2018 they would “vigorously defend against this lawsuit, which calls into question a long-standing industry practice that is crucial to our ability to continue offering fans the unrivaled experience for which Coachella has become known.”