Coachella takes precautions to prevent mass shooting ahead of 2018 edition
As Coachella looks to its 2018 edition, the California music and arts festival will take a page from Ultra Music Festival’s book in its preparation for a potential mass shooting comparable in nature to that of Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest Festival last November.
Ultra Music Festival notably implemented a number of additional security measures to prevent such an incident prior to its 20th anniversary from March 23-25. Now, Coachella will follow suit. Authorities will monitor the festival both on the ground and via drones. Police officials who will be mobilized throughout the festival will receive special training prior to Coachella in order to easily identify suspicious items or activities.
Coachella has additionally procured an increased amount of tourniquets and additional products to stem massive blood loss in the event of an attack. As in all previous years of Coachella’s operation, attendees will be subject to both pat downs and metal detector inspection.