The Coachella Music Festival has grown into one of the biggest outdoor art and music festivals in the United States, blending alternative, indie rock, electronica and hip-hop into its stellar lineups. The festival started back in 1999 when Paul Tollet and Rick Van Santen of Goldenvoice Productions brought together their idea of merging various musical genres. The inaugural show featured a compelling list of artists including Tool, The Chemical Brothers, Beck, Rage Against the Machine and Jurassic 5, but the concert ended up racking $800,000 worth of debt for Goldenvoice. As a result, the company was sold to Anschultz Entertainment Group, which brought back the festival in 2001 with headliner Jane's Addiction.
In addition to providing a wide range of lodging and accommodations, the Coachella Music Festival has also set up many additional comforts. There are shuttles that go to area supermarkets, a farmer's market, yoga classes and plenty of other engaging activities. Additionally, there is a food court with vegan and non-vegan food, a general store and plenty of water fountains on the grounds. Coachella appeals to artistic types - you can paint using iridescent paint in the Art in the Dark Workshop or try to create a craft out of discarded products in the Recycle Goods Workshop. With this impressive list of activities, attendees will have a hard time packing them all into one day. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Coachella Music Festival tickets.
2016 Coachella Music Festival Preview
Weekend One: April 10-12, 2015
Weekend Two: April 17-19, 2015
ACDC - Tame Impala - Interpol - Steely Dan - Alesso - Alabama Shakes - Ride - Nero - Azealia Banks - Flying Lotus - Raekwon and Ghostface Killah - Lykke Li - DJ Snake - Porter Robinson - Carubou - Todd Terje and the Olsens - Angus & Julia Stone - Hot Natured - George Ezra - Squarepusher - Kimbra - Kiesza - Action Bronson - Gorgon City - Reverend Horton Heat - Sylvan Esso - Vic Mensa - Erol Alkan - Kele - Cloud Nothings - Keys N Krates - MK - Charles Bradley - Pete Tong - Ab-Soul - Haerts - Eagulls - Allah-Las - Alvin Risk - Chris Malinchak - Jon Hopkins - Oliver Heldens - Ryan Hemsworth - Jason Bentley - Brant Bjork & the Low Desert Punk Band - Marques Wyatt - The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Los Rakas
Jack White - The Weeknd - Axwell Ingrosso - alt-J - Belle and Sebastian - Ratatat - Hozier - Flosstradamus - Bad Religion - SBTRKT - FKA Twigs - Tyler the Creator - Father John Misty - The War on Drugs - Deorro - Run the Jewels - Tycho - Chet Faker - Kasabian - Drive Like Jehu - Swans - Milky Chance - Toro y Moi - Jungle - New World Punx - Clean Bandit - Glass Animals - Royal Blood - Alison Wonderland - The Gaslamp Killer Experience - Loco Dice - Danny Tenaglia - Antemasque - Parquet Courts - Gramatik - Lights - What So Not - Yellow Claw - DJ Harvey - Tale of Us - Yelle - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Carl Craig - Phox - St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Cashmere Cat - Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible - Tourist - Benjamin Booker - Matthew Koma - Perfume Genius - Jamestown Revival - Bad Suns - Ruen Brothers - Bixel Boys - Andrea Oliva - Ryn Weaver - Radkey - Coasts - Until the Ribbon Breaks
Drake - Florence + the Machine - Kaskade - Ryan Adams - David Guetta - St. Vincent - Marina and the Diamonds - Fitz & the Tantrums - Brand New - Madeon - Stromae - Kygo - Odesza - Gesaffelstein - RAC - Lil B - Circa Survive - Jenny Lewis - Desaparecidos - Jamie xx - Martin Solveig - Duke Dumont - Panda Bear - Mac DeMarco - Vance Joy - Built to Spill - J.E.S.+S. (Jackmaster, Eats Everything, Skream & Seth Troxler) - Kaytranada - R3hab - St. Lucia - Dirty South - Guy Gerber - OFF! - Philip Selway - Cedric Gervais - Claude VonStroke - Touche Amore - Joyce Manor - Angel Olsen - John Talabot - Sturgill Simpson - Tiger and the Woods - Dubfire - Ben Klock - Annie Mac - Chicano Batman - M0 - Sloan - Doc Martin - Saint Motel - The Orwells - The Cribs - tINI - Night Terrors of 1927
Coachella Music Festival at Empire Polo Field
The Coachella Music Festival has been held at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California since the festivals debut in 1999. Located along Southern California's Coachella Valley, the Empire Polo Field is surrounded by mountains and offers a great scenery of inland Southern California. Coachella Valley provides a great location in Empire Polo Field for one of the largest music festivals in the country and is a must attend for all music fans.
Coachella Music Festival Event Guide
What amenities are included when camping at Coachella Music Festival?
For guests looking to attend the Coachella Music Festival and camp out during their stay the grounds include free showers, internet cafe with free wifi, cell phone charging cubes, access to a general store, portable toilets with hand washing stations, and a farmers market. The camp grounds open on the thursday before each weekend at 9:00AM.
What time do the gates open for the Coachella Music Festival?
The venue gates will open at 11:00AM each day rain or shine.
Is there parking at the Coachella Music Festival?
Yes. All day parking is free for guests attending the Coachella Music Festival.
What can't I bring to the Coachella Music Festival?
The following items are prohibited into the grounds at the Coachella Music Festival: No instruments, knives/weapons, chains/chain wallets, fireworks, blankets, outside food & beverages, bota bags, tents, flags, refunds/exchanges/cancellations, charis, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras, stuffed animals, sharpies/markers, pets, drugs or drug paraphernalia. There is also no tailgating allowed in the parking lot prior to entrence.