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Doubling Down On Coachella 2012

November 10, 201124 Comments

If you haven’t heard, Coachella is now taking over the Empire Polo Club on back to back weekends. Yes, our favorite festival now has a twin. To celebrate this historic move, we are retiring the Energy FACTory DJ Mixer and introducing the biggest recycling incentive program known to man, women or child. We are so confident in this new program keeping the venue spotless, Goldenvoice isn’t even ordering tables because everyone will be expected to eat off the festival ground.

If your favorite part of Coachella is getting TRASHed, look no further. We are now accepting artist submissions to design one of 50 recycling bins. Last year’s TRASHed competition was too difficult to judge since everyone really stepped up their game. So this year, if your design is selected…. you will automatically receive a pass to the Coachella weekend of your choice. That is of course unless you just mail it in and slap stickers on your recycling bin. Renowned art critic, Pedley Mangler, will possess full veto power if your redesigned recycling bins are not similar to your art submission in quality. All the recycling bins designed will be donated to a local school in the Coachella Valley after the festival. More info will be released later this month. Stay tuned.

View photos of last year’s TRASHed Coachella exhibit.

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24 comments to “Doubling Down On Coachella 2012”

  1. Tim | November 14, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Do we just send in a multiple pics of our creations?


    • maggie | November 16, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      yes. please send low res images of your proposed designs. thanks!

  2. larry luna | November 14, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    do you have to buy your own recycling bin or are they distributed? if so where do you get them and how much in price do they range?

    • maggie | November 16, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      if your design is selected, we will provide the recycling bins. Same size as last year’s bins. good luck!

  3. Mariana Trueba | November 16, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    where can i find deadlines and more info?? i´m in !!

  4. Lydia | November 29, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Just wondering… the submission can just be drawings right? Should they be from multiple angles or just from the front?

    • maggie | November 29, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      Hi Lydia, drawings are ok and multiple angles will help. Thanks!

  5. Jaime | November 30, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Say 3 people work on a winning design, will all 3 be given passes to coachella?

    • maggie | December 2, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      Hello Jamie,
      Please submit your concept and why you need each artist involved. We prefer to stick with one artist per recycling bin. Thanks

      • Jane | January 11, 2012 | Permalink Reply

        I had the same question but my friend and i are entering, so there is 2 of us. So does that mean we can’t work together?

        • maggie | January 11, 2012 | Permalink Reply

          Hey Jane, you can work together. however, if you win, you will receive only one pass.

  6. lulu | December 2, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    hi there,
    would you like artist’s to submit samples of their work or an idea for the recycle can?

    • maggie | December 2, 2011 | Permalink Reply

      Hello Lulu,
      Please send a link to your past artwork (or attachment under 2mb) along with your concept. If this is your first art project, we will need a very detailed concept drawing.


  7. Karla Talamantes | December 5, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    This is my first time entering the contest, are we allowed to enter more than one design?

  8. Khalin | December 13, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    One of the biggest complaints that come to mind for me with my Coachlla experiences over the years is most defiantly the garbage issues. I think it’s super that their is an initiate set in place to get fans and artists pumped on dealing with this first hand.

  9. Kimi | January 3, 2012 | Permalink Reply


    Is the deadline January 31st? I found this on another site. Also, are drawings ok or would you prefer them to be colored in as well?


    • maggie | January 4, 2012 | Permalink Reply

      Hi Kimi, yes that’s the deadline. however the sooner you can send the better. and the more detail and thought through the better.

      • Kimi | January 6, 2012 | Permalink Reply

        Thanks! Also, do you know around when designs will be chosen?

  10. ErikE | January 9, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    Are you still awarding passes for two people or is it one weekend pass per winner?

  11. Chase | February 12, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    when are you guys going to start accepting DJ mixes/DJ applications? Thanks so much!

    • maggie | February 22, 2012 | Permalink Reply

      Hi Chase, unfortunately we are not doing it this year for Coachella. Thanks for your interest!

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