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If you like alternative music, from rock to EDM, from indie to hip hop, you’ve got to check out Coachella. With seven different stages, Coachella brings fans the best the genres have offer. This year’s festival takes place over two consecutive weekends—April 14-16 and April 21-23. This year’s lineup is still coming together, but includes artists as diverse as Beyonce, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bon Iver and Toots and the Maytals. You’ll also find art installations and sculptures, as well as more than 100 food vendors, offering everything from vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free to burgers, pizza and pad thai.
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Coachella—A Musical Alternative for Nearly 20 Years
Named for the Coachella Valley in California, where the festival is held every spring, Coachella was founded in 1999 by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen, who had seen the site successfully host a Pearl Jam concert back in 1993. The festival started as a single day event, added another day in 2002, and one in 2007 before going to its current two-weekend format in 2012. The lineup is identical for each weekend.
The festival is one of the most popular in the country and the world, regularly selling out far in advance of the shows. Over the past five years, Coachella has consistently sold nearly 200,000 tickets a year.
At the first Coachella, held October 9-10, 1999, headliners included Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Tool, the Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, Underworld and hip hop artists Jurassic 5. The organizers intentionally tried to replicate the feel and look of many European music festivals, focusing on musical artistry rather than popularity, and ensuring that there were plenty of turntables for DJs. Many fans affectionately dubbed Coachella “the anti-Woodstock.”
The festival started to gain a wider audience from 2002-2005, bringing in Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bjork, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, the Beastie Boys and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Since then, many of the world’s top alternative acts have played Coachella, such as Coldplay, Weezer, Keane, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco and Snow Patrol. Over the past decade, Paul McCartney, Prince, Roger Waters, The Killers, Kraftwerk, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys and AC/DC have appeared.
Coachella’s Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
Organizers have long encouraged, facilitated and occasionally mandated practices that promote sustainability. One project, known as “Trashed::Art of Recycling,” has local artists design and decorate bins to be set up across concert venues. “Carpoolchella” provides benefits to attendees who travel in groups of four or more, giving them the opportunity to win VIP tickets for life. There’s the 10-for1 recycling program, where festival-goers who collect and turn in 10 empty water bottles get a full one for free. Coachella also sells refillable water bottles and offers solar powered DJ stations.
Preparing for Coachella
The Coachella Valley is located in the middle of the Colorado Desert. Even in April, temperatures can hit triple digits. At the same time, they can dip to near freezing. The hottest Coachella day was in 2012–106°–and the coldest was the same year–43°. Accordingly, you need to pay close attention to the weather before you go and you need to plan for temperatures across the board. Festival organizers suggest that you dress in layers, so that you can stay warm if it’s chilly, but shed a few layers if it heats up.
There are a number of rules regarding what may and may not be brought into the concert area. To learn more, visit the Coachella website rules and regulations page.
It’s All about the Music—Let Us Handle the Driving
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- Bus travel is reliable—Unlike many other forms of travel, you won’t have to worry about delays or cancellations—they’re virtually unheard of.
- Bus travel is flexible—You won’t be forced to choose from a limited number of prepackaged trips. You tell us where you want to go and when you want to be ther.
- Bus travel is economical–Traveling by charter bus is by far the most affordable way to go.
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