COACHELLA kicks off festival season, and is one of the biggest events in California.
This year music lovers and A-listers have been treated to an all-star line-up of artists – here’s what to expect…
What is Coachella?
The festival is one of the first of the year, and its California location means it draws in plenty of celebrities who party the weekend away.
Coachella has been running since 1999 and attracts a quarter of a million people across the two weekends – to the Empire Polo Club site in Indio Valley, near Palm Springs.
When is Coachella 2019?
Coachella takes place over two three-day weekends in the summer.
This year, Weekend One runs from April 12-14, and Weekend Two from April 19-21.
The line-up is the same over both weekends, so those lucky enough to have tickets won’t miss out no matter what date they’re visiting.
Why does Coachella take place over two weekends?
The hugely popular festival takes place over two weekends for that exact reason – it’s hugely popular and is a way to deal with supply-and-demand.
In 2012 the event founder and producer Paul Tollett told Billboard :
“We had too many people who wanted to go (in 2011.)
“We feel that there will be even more that want to go, so we’re trying to create more room for them.
“The options would be to sell more tickets on one weekend or have two weekends, and (the latter) is the option we went with.”
Who’s in the line-up for Coachella 2019?
Childish Gambino (Friday), Tame Impala (Saturday) and Ariana Grande (Sunday) are the main headliners for this year’s festival.
Also performing will be:
- Janelle Monae
- The 1975
- DJ Snake
- RUFUS DU SOL
- Kid Cudi
- Aphex Twin
- J Balvin
- Billie Eilish
- Bad Bunny
- Dillon Francis
The line-up was announced on January 3, with fans overjoyed at the news of Ariana headlining. She’ll also drop in on Kygo’s set to perform No Tears Left To Cry.
Some had expected Kanye West to be announced, but he reportedly pulled out due to staging issues.
How can I get tickets to Coachella 2019?
Tickets for Coachella 2019 go on sale on Friday January 4.
UK visitors will be able to purchase through Viagogo secondary ticket site and Coachella’s official website.
You’ll be assigned a place in the line and, when you get to the front of it, you get just 10 minutes to complete your purchase – or you lose your spot.
Tickets are limited to two tickets per person.
Prices have not yet been confirmed, but last year general admission weekend passes cost £317.50 ($429), while VIP wristbands were £739 ($999).
It costs £83.60 ($113) to bag either a car or tent camping spot, with permanent tepees and tents priced from £1,817 ($2458).