Dance music festivals often times get a bad rap in the media. While Coachella is not strictly a dance music festival, many people tend to associate Coachella with the “bad crowd.” This year however, officials reported that there were 157 people arrested at Stagecoach.
Stagecoach, a music festival for country music, reported more arrests than any of the weekends for Coachella. Officials reported 128 arrests during Coachella Weekend 1 and 142 arrests during Weekend Coachella 2.
Unlike Coachella, Stagecoach attendees are allowed to carry alcoholic beverages through the grounds of the music festival. The Daily News reported that the majority of the arrests were due to drinking.