Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is now two separate events, held over two consecutive weekends. Both will be two identical festival weekends. That means same line-up, same art, same place, different festival goers.
The dates for 2015 are confirmed as Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April for weekend one, and again a week later.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (aka Coachella) the three-day annual music and arts festival is held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The event features a wide choice of genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large scale sculptural art.
Friday's acts are led by AC/DC with support from Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Alesso, Alabama Shakes, Ride, Nero, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Lykke Li, DJ Snake, Porter Robinson, Caribou, Todd Terje and The Olsens, Angus & Julia Stone, Hot Natured, George Ezra, Squarepusher, Kimbra, Kiesza, Action Bronson, Gorgon City, Reverend Horton Heat, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Erol Alkan, Kele Okereke, Cloud Nothings, Keys N Krates, MK, Charles Bradley, Pete Tong, Ab-Soul, Haerts, Eagulls, Allah-Las, Alvin Risk, Chris Malinchak, Jon Hopkins, Oliver Heldens, Ryan Hemsworth, Jason Bentley, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Band, Marques Wyatt, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and Los Rakas.
On Saturday Jack White, tops a bill including The Weeknd, Axwell & Ingrosso, Alt-J, Belle & Sebastian, Ratatat, Hozier, Flosstradamus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA Twigs, Tyler, the Creator, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Deorro, Run the Jewels, Tycho, Chet Faker, Kasabian, Drive Like Jehu, Swans, Milky Chance, Toro Y Moi, Jungle, New World Punx, Clean Bandit, Glass Animals, Royal Blood, Alison Wonderland, The Gaslamp Killer Experience, Loco Dice, Danny Tenaglia, Antemasque, Parquet Courts, Gramatik, Lights, What So Not, Yellow Claw, DJ Harvey, Tale Of Us, Yelle, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Carl Craig, Phox, St Paul and The Broken Bones, Cashmere Cat, Nortec Collective, Tourist, Benjamin Booker, Matthew Koma, Perfume Genius, Jamestown Revival, Bad Suns, Ruen Brothers, Bixel Boys, Andrea Olivia, Ryn Weaver, Radkey, Coasts, and Until The Ribbon Breaks.
Closing each weekend will be Drake, and line-up featuring Florence + The Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, St Vincent, Marina and the Diamonds, Fitz and the Tantrums, Brand New, Madeon, Stromae, Kygo, Odesza, Gesaffelstein, RAC, Lil B', Circa Survive, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Jamie XX, Martin Solveig, Duke Dumont, Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco, Vance Joy, Built To Spill, J.E.S.&S (Jack Master, Eats Everything, Skream & Seth Troxler), Kaytranada, R3hab, St. Lucia, Dirty South, OFF!, Philip Selway, Cedric Gervais, Claude Von Stroke, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Angel Olsen, John Talabot, Sturgill Simpson, Tiger and Woods, Dubfire, Ben Klock, Annie Mac, Chicano Batman, MØ, Sloan, Doc Martin, Saint Motel, The Orwells, The Cribs, tINI, and Night Terrors of 1927.
Tickets have sold out. Tickets were priced at $375 (approx £250) for general admission 3 day pass, including parking and camping.
Purchasers needed to have a Frontgate account set up in order to buy tickets when they went on sale. For more details see the Coachella website.
Onsite camping is expected to open at 5pm on Thursday and close at 10am on Monday. Note that you must be over 18 (and have ID to prove your age) to be able to use the festival campsite. NO open fires, gas, charcoal, propane or any other cooking devices allowed. No alcohol (there will be a campsite clubhouse serving cocktails).
The festival provides everything you need all weekend. There's a farmers market which offers fresh fruit and produce every morning, all grown by local farmers throughout the Coachella Valley. The Farmers Market will be located near the main general store, which will be stocked with tons of essentials.
The nearest airport is Palm Springs International Airport, 23 miles away. Car parking at the festival is free.
More information will be here when available.
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