Coachella is a music an arts festival in Indio, California it happens every year over Easter (April). The festival has two weekends: weekend one, or weekend two. People from all over the world come together to celebrate and enjoy music. The acts change every year but the line-up is always huge. 

The site itself is huge with amazing art, street food and cocktail bars. There are five main stages The Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent and the Sahara Tent. When once act finishes and another starts in a different tent you literally have to run as there so spaced out. Your feet will ache from all the dancing and walking from tent to tent to bar to bar.

When you’re in the crowd and you turn around all you can see is faces for miles in the horizon. Which is pretty cool as you can just see a variety of colours and when its night everyone has different bandanas on. Half a million people attend every year and it first started in 1993!!

Getting a ticket
Getting a ticket is the hardest part especially to week one. You have to use the online booking site and wait until/if you are picked to purchase tickets. You can opt for VIP tickets, standard tickets, camping tickets, hotel and ticket packages and shuttle passes for both week one or week two.

The festival is for 3 days, over the weekend and is always over the Easter period. Week one tends to be for influencers and people with a big following. Then week two is for the people who just want to party. 

The tickets are expensive but it’s worth every penny. We paid £400 per ticket and also booked the shuttle pass.

Where to stay
The hotels in the area of course all bump up there prices because they can. We didn’t book the hotel package as it worked out cheaper to book our own hotel, which is what we did. We stayed in Palm Springs, and the only thing you have to do is ensure your near a hotel where the shuttle bus picks up from (so you can then get to Coachella) Ubers in America are really cheap so if your 10 minuet drive away from the shuttle stop it will only cost £5. Its best to book your hotel as soon as possible as the hotel prices just increase every day.

You can stay in Palm Springs,  Desert Springs, Indian Wells, Las Palmas and Palm Desert. 

As the shuttle stops at a hotel in each of the above areas. Coachella is an hour away on the coach but the journey is fun as everyone is totally excited, majority are drunk, there is air con and a toilet (if you are desperate)

How to get there
From LAX airport you can book a coach transfer closer to the time via the Coachella website this costs $70pp one way and the journey is approx. 2.5 hours.

Hire a car and stay at a hotel close to Coachella, you could even travel around elsewhere with the car and really sight see.

If money is no option, then you can also fly from LAX to Palm Springs on a propeller plane. 

Things to take
Sun cream, an empty plastic bottle (free water refill) and a bandana (very dusty at night)

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