Ambiguous All Points West 2009 Attendance Figures Announced
The attendance numbers are in for this year's All Points West. The festival drew 71,500 people over three days, according to APW promoter Paul Tollett, down 4000 from last year. In an interview with the New York Times, Tollett chalks the inferior numbers up to the weather, which was indeed abysmal and which likely retarded last-minute ticket sales. By contrast, Coachella drew 160,000 people to Indio, California in April, over a similar three-day stretch, while last year's Lollapalooza in Chicago set a record with an attendance of 225,000. This year's Pitchfork Fest pulled around 55,000, selling out all three days. Bonnaroo reported hosting 75,000 people this year. And Paul McCartney drew around 42,000 to Citi Field in a single night last month. Tollett told the Times that he'd like to do All Points West again, but had not yet made arrangements with Liberty State Park. "I'd like it not to rain," he added.