Everything You Need To Know About Coachella 2019
Music's biggest festival returns
What with its great location, sunny skies, celebrity crowd, a Instagram moments, this Californian music festival is everything a music festival should be. In fact, it’s evolved into more than just a festival for music lovers. Its formal name is The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
With the 2019 festival fast approaching and the line-up having just been announced, we’ve got all the information you need about the event and what you can do in Coachella Valley when you’re not listening to music.
Here’s our guide to Coachella 2019.
When Is Coachella?
Week one: April 12-14, 2019 | Week two: April 19-21. 2019
Where Is It?
The Empire Polo Club in Indo, California.
Who is headlining?
The music festival has confirmed that Childish Gambino will play the coveted headline slot on the opening day with the Aussie boys behind Tame Impala playing the second. Pop’s beloved princess and singer of the viral hit, ‘Thank u, next’ Ariana Grande, will close the desert carnival on the last night.
By all accounts, this is a line-up not to be missed.
What is the line-up?
The rest of the line-up is topped by a mix of massive DJs, genre-hopping soul stars and some of the biggest just-below-the-mainstream bands. Highlights include Janelle Monáe, the 1975, DJ Snake, Diplo, Solange, Kid Cudi, Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall, Khalid, Zedd, Gesaffelstein, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis and CHBRCHES, notably.
Coachella is known for often putting together some major reunions and throwback acts, but the closest this year’s lineup gets is with Aphex Twin and Weezer.
How Do I get tickets?
Sadly, unless you’ve already scored tickets (keep in mind that week one sold out in 40 minutes), they’re already sold out. But, you can add your name to the waitlist for tickets to either week one or week two of the festival on the Coachella website.
How Do You Get There?
The best way to get to Coachella is to catch a flight to Palm Springs International Airport. Once there, the festival grounds are about a 30-minute drive from Palm Springs, which is a very cool city to base yourself from. American just announced they added direct flight from LAX for the festival.
FlixBus is offering temporary routs directly to the music festivals this year. The long-haul European bus company will host temporary departures from Los Angeles and Phoenix during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 12-14 and 19-21, and Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, April 26-28. Tickets go on sale March 18, and start at $4.99 for service to Palm Springs, with drop-off inside the festivals ranging from $29.99 to $49.99. Tickets can be purchase at www.flixbus.com. Stops include Burbank, Anaheim, Santa Monica, Phoenix and Tempe.
How Many People Attend Coachella?
99,000: per-day attendance during the six days of Coachella, according to Goldenvoice.
70,000: per-day attendance for the three days of Stagecoach.
Things To Do In Palm Springs
Coachella Valley doesn’t just exist for the music festival. Instead, head over to Palm Springs for more play in the sun.
Hiking: One of the best things to do in Palm Springs is take to the outdoors in April. With a number of hiking trails to choose from like Lykken Trail, Andreas Canyon, and the Art Museum trail located behind the Palm Springs Art Museum, they all offer spectacular views.
Shopping: Palm Springs is the most popular area and is known for its gorgeous weather, fantastic views, and old Hollywood glamour vibes. With a mix of both high-end and thrift stores, it’s the perfect place to go snag yourself a good deal and outfit for the festival.
Art: Palm Springs Art Scenes Thrives. There are so many museums to check out while there, like the Architecture + Design Centre as well as the Palm Springs Art Museum with its impressive Picasso collection.