If you have never heard anything about Coachella, you’ve obviously been living in a cave for the past 20 years. Considered one of the sexiest and most Instagrammable event of the upcoming spring, Californian music festival Coachella is back! Music, arts and amazing outfits are just waiting for you. In fact, the Indio music festival is known worldwide to kick off the live music season as well as an ideal place for fashion lovers who want to show off their best looks.
Are you planning on heading over to the West Coast and be part of this amazing experience? Read on for discovering everything you need to know about Coachella 2019.
1. Where & When
The annual music event is located at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, just east of Palm Springs. The stellar location will drive your Instagram crazy! Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (this is its full name) is held over two weekends. For its 20th edition it will take place on 12th-14th and 19th-21st of April.
Coachella 2019 tickets went on sale on 4th of January at the price of $429 for general admission and $999 for VIP entry. Sadly, they were sold out in a few days, if not hours. Besides this, you can still hope for grabbing one of these coveted tickets. Visit the festival website www.coachella.com and add your name to the waitlist. Fingers crossed!
The full list of artists is already out. Last year, its stages were furrowed by artists of the likes of Beyoncé and Eminem. This edition is also characterized by a strong lineup, particularly for electronic music fans. Coachella 2019 will be headlined by Ariana Grande, who is going to close the desert carnival on the last night. Alongside her, Childish Gambino on the opening day and Tame Impala playing the second. Going down to perform in the Californian Valley will be also a mix of massive DJs, genre-hopping soul stars and some of the biggest mainstream bands. Just for cite some names, highlights include Janelle Monáe, Diplo, Solange, DJ Snake, Weezer, Aphex Twin, Khalid, Billie Eilish, Kid Cudi and more.
4. How to get there
The best way to get to Coachella is to fly to Los Angeles or Palm Springs. Once there, the festival site is about 30 minutes drive from the city, perfect location to base yourself from. On top of that, it was announced that more direct flights from LAX Airport have been added on the occasion of the festival.
5. Things to do in Palm Springs
If you are planning to head at the Coachella Valley, you will have the chance to experience a fantastic music festival as well as discover what the sunny days in Palm Springs have to offer. Indeed, you should definitely find the time to enjoy a visit to the city between the first and second weekend. One of the best things to do there in April is surely hiking. With a great number of hiking trails to choose from, you will have the possibility to take enviable pictures of amazing views! Plus, Palm Springs is also famous for its Hollywood glamour vibes and wild shopping. Among high-end and thrift stores, you can refresh your festival outfits and compete with your favourite celebrities. And, if you are passionate about art, you will find lots of museum to check out, like the Palm Springs Art Museum which will amaze you with its impressive Picasso collection.