Philip Anschutz, who oversees Goldenvoice, the organisation that produces Coachella, contributed $134,000 to the GOP in 2018.
Over the last several years, his private family foundation was found to be forking out hundreds of thousands of dollars into groups that promoted LGBTQ discrimination, climate denial, and other right-wing policies.
Watch Ezra Furman protesting against Anschutz during his 2017 Coachella set below.
Following Coachella’s 2019 line up announcement, which features some of the biggest left-leaning artists in music, Spin looked at Anschutz’s 2018 list of donations via Open Secrets and found that he’s no longer donating to individual politicians.
Instead, his donations have gone to individual GOP state party organisations and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, to whom he donated $134,400.
The 2019 Coachella line up was announced yesterday and features Ariana Grande, Aphex Twin and Childish Gambino.