Coachella Festival (Indio, California, April 2018)

In addition to hosting live music, and featuring artists from many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, Coachella is a showcase for visual arts, including art installation art and sculpture.

Coachella 2015
(c) David Jones

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What

Get your glad rags on for the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It takes place in Indio, California in the Coachella valley and is THE place to hear both established and emerging musicians. You may also get to enjoy groups that have reunited for the event. It is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the world.

Coachella 2014 Sahara Tent
(c) Shawn Ahmed

The festival has its origins in the 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club and today music spans rock, indie, hip hop and electronic dance music. And while there you can admire amazing artworks, installations and sculptures.

Where

Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley within the Colorado Desert about 127 miles east of Los Angeles.

Read also: Travel Guide to Los Angeles, California

When

The next Coachella Festival takes place over two consecutive three-day weekends: 13-15 April and 20-22 April, and each weekend has identical lineups.

How Much

General Admission Pass costs $429 and allows entrance to the venue and day parking lots for all three days. Click here for more passes.

What’s On

2018 music lineup includes artists such as The Weeknd, Beyoncé and Eminem.

Coachella 2018 lineup