There’s only a month left to go before Weekend One of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins. This marks the 18th year that the festival has been in production, and the 17th year it has been organized by Goldenvoice Production company. “Coachella” remains one of the largest, most famous and most profitable music festivals in the world. In 2016, a reported 198,000 tickets were sold as the festival grossed over $84 million over just two weekends.
In a not-so-surprising twist of events, one of this year’s three all-star headliners has decided to back out of the 3-day music festival. The Queen Bey herself made the decision to follow her doctor’s recommendation not to perform at the two weekend event– while pregnant with twins and just a few months shy of her expected due date.
But festival goers need not fear! Lady Gaga, has decided to save the day by standing in for Beyonce; and if her 2017 Super Bowl performance is any indication of what she has in store, Saturday night is guaranteed to be an awesome display of futuristic props and dazzling talent that will wow fans of all music genres. Legendary English alt-rock band, Radiohead, will headline Friday night as part of their Moon Shaped Pool World Tour; while rap-King of the moment, Kendrick Lamar, will close out the festival on Sunday night.
As usual, there is no shortage of talent for festival goers to see and discover. The xx, Lorde, Bon Iver, DJ Khaled, New Order and Empire of the Sun are some of the more notable musical acts of the over 100 artists scheduled to perform. View the full lineup here.
For agents selling festival tickets for the first time, there are a few key things to know:
3-day festival, with many attendees choosing to arrive Thursday evening and depart Monday morning
Weekend 1 dates: April 14-16, 2017
Weekend 2 dates: April 21-23, 2017
Location: Indio, CA
The Coachella Valley is comprised of 9 municipalities, the most famous of which are Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, and Indian Wells.
Airports servicing the area: PSP, LAX, SNA, SAN
Camping (leave car in designated parking lot and pitch tent on camp site)
Car-camping (pitching a tent next to your car on camp site)
Hotel room or Airbnb rental in the surrounding area
Music starts each day at 12:00pm
Coachella (Main) Stage
Oasis Dome (DoLab)
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