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Brokechella: The cheaper, closer alternative to Coachella

By Hayley Fox
Published: Friday, March 22, 2013, at 09:31AM
Justin Baker

Brokechella takes place the same weekend as Coachella -- but costs only $10 as compared to $400.

Billing itself as a "music fest for the rest of us," the Brokechella festival returns next month and takes place the same weekend as the massively popular (and expensive) Coachella music festival.

Although the bands at Brokechella may not be as big as the ones at its desert counterpart, neither is the admission price. Coachella tickets bought online can cost up to $400, while the DTLA-adjacent festival will cost you in the $5 to $10 range.

Brokechella is marketed as a "one day extravaganza in the spirit of the festival none of us could afford."

The hundreds of dollars for admission to Coachella buys you entry to see hours of music and three days of partying, but Brokechella organizers are offering a home-field advantage:

"Brokechella returns with its 3rd edition in the heart of DTLA to once again serve all of those who don’t have the dough for a weekend in the desert," says the website. "Doubling in size year to year, Brokechella 2013 is sure to yet again swarm with a giant crowd, the best of acts from LA and beyond, mouth-watering eats and surprises galore."

The festival takes place April 20 at the Six01 Studios. It will include three stages, drinks, food and art. There will be performances by bands including Manhattan Murder Mystery, El Prez, Raven Sorvino and Dead Ships.

Brokechella is a 21 and over festival and goes from 4pm to 1:30am.

The festival is put on by cARTel, a multi-media organization based in Los Angeles. The group's artistic and executive director Negin Singh told Blogdowntown last year: "It's not just a music festival, it's not just an art festival. We have this wide net of artists of different types."

Six01 Studios is located at 601 S. Anderson St

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