Soul’d Out Festival’s Lawsuit Against Coachella Has Been Dismissed
Last Spring, Soul’d Out filed a lawsuit against a clause in Coachella’s contracts that prevents artists from performing headlining sets and at other festivals within a 1,300-mile radius during the five months leading up to the event. Coachella takes place in Indio, Calif. during the second and third weeks of April, which overlaps with Soul’d Out’s city-wide schedule. Soul’d Out’s suit claimed that Coachella’s practices violate antitrust laws. According to festival founders Nicholas Harris and Haytham Abdulhadi, SZA and Tank and the Bangas were unable to play Soul’d Out last year due to Coachella’s radius clause.