Live: First weekend of Coachella is close to being sold out, before general admission tickets have really gone on sale

Coachella is claiming that layaway presales in June did so well that all that is left for the first weekend is the General Admission Festival Pass/Shuttle Pass Combo. So get on it and snag your tickets when they go on sale this Friday, Los Angeles, looking like the second weekend is about to get a lot more attention, as well. Below is a copy and paste from Coachella:

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Happy New Year!
We’re excited to present to you the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival line up and on sale information.
Passes go on sale THIS Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 10:00am Pacific Time. Please visit the NEW to get familiar with the types of passes available. After a successful layaway offer in June, the only festival pass left for Weekend 1 is the GA Festival Pass/Shuttle Pass Combo. All passes are available for Weekend 2. LAYAWAY IS NO LONGER AN OPTION FOR EITHER WEEKEND.

Between now and this Thursday, January 12th we strongly advise you to go set up your purchasing account to expedite the purchasing process. To set up your account for Weekend 1 go here or Weekend 2 go here (don’t worry, if you decide to get passes for the other weekend you can easily have your account transferred to the other weekend when buying your passes). Already have an account? Go Here to sign in.

In the meantime, please familiarize yourself with the purchasing process ahead of time. You can review the step-by-step instructions on the HOW TO PURCHASE PAGE.

If you are not camping on site, please consider riding a shuttle. It will make entering and exiting the festival quick and easy. There are several convenient shuttle lines to choose from.

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