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 15-17, 2016
Weekend Two: April 22-24, 2016
LCD Soundsystem - Ellie goulding - Sufjan Stevens - Jack U - M83 - Underworld - The Kills - Foals - Of Monsters and Men - G-Easy - Purity Ring - Rae Sremmurd - Volbeat - 2Manydjs - Lord Huron - St Germain - Savages - the Last Shadow Puppets - Joey Bada$$ - DJ Mustard - Borns - Christine and the Queens - Snakehips - Robert DeLong - Bob Moses - Ibeyi - Marco Carola - Parov Stelar - Black Coffee - Years & Years - Nicole Moudaber & Skin - Lido - Health - Mavis Staples - Sasha - Goldroom - Carola Morrison - Nic Fanciulli - the Front Bottoms - Skepta - Sam Feldt - Lamaitre - Louis the Child - Frances - George FitzGerals - DJ EZ - Gallant - Haelos - Lapsley - Miami Horror - SG Lewis - Sheer Mag - Mbongwana Star - Nina Las Vegas - Nora En Pure - Masha.
Guns N' Roses - Ice Cube - Discolsure - Zedd - A$AP - Rocky - Chvrches - Halsey - James Bay - Grimes - Courtne Barnett - Run the Jewels - the Arcs - RL Grime - Gary Clark Jr - Silversun Pickups - Lush - ZHU - Deerhunter - Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Rhye - Bat for Lashes - the Damned - Vince Staples - Tchami - Nina Kraviz - Snails - RUFUS DU SOL - Lost Frequencies - Chronixx - Vanic - Justin Martin - AlunaGeorge - Mano Le Tough - Shamir - DJ Koze - BADBADNOTGOOD - Moon Taxi - SZA - Ex Hex - Mr. Carmack - Sophie - Protoje - Alvvays - Zella Day - Dubfire - Matthew Dear - DMA's - Matoma - Algiers - GoGo Penguin - Jthe Black Madonna - Cloves - Strangers You Know - Amine Edge & Dance - Phases - the Dead Ships
Calvin Harris - Sia - Major Lazer - Flume - Beach House - the 1975 - Rancid - Miike Snow - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Matt and Kim - Chris Stapleton - Cold War Kids - Death Grips - the Chainsmokers - Maceo Plex - Baauer - KSHMR - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats - Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg - Wolf Alice - Pete Yorn - Hudson Mohawke - Kamasi Washington - Claptone - TOKiMONSTA - Melody's Echo Chamber - Autolux - John digweed - Thomas Jack - Anderson .Paak - Nosaj Thing - Deafheaven - Epik High - Tensnake - Alessia Cara - Crystal Fighters - the Vandals - Joywave - PRAYERS - Young Fathers - the Heavy - Tei Shi - Meg Myers - Soul Clap - Cassy - De Lux - Girlpool - Fur Coat - AC Slater
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.