The festival returns as 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 2016 are confirmed as Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April for weekend two, with the first the weekend before this.
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 Guns N' Roses with support from Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens, Jack U, M83, Underworld, The Kills, Foals, Of Monsters And Men, G-Eazy, Purity Ring, Rae Sremmurd, Volbeat, 2manydjs, Lord Huron, St. Germain, Savages, The Last Shadow Puppets, Joey Bada$$, DJ Mustard, Borns, Christine and the Queens, Snakehips, Robert Delong, Bob Moses, Ibeyi, Marco Carola, Parov Stelar, Black Coffee, Years & Years, Nicole Moudaber & Skin, Lido, Health, Mavis Staples, Sasha, Goldroom, Carla Morrison, Nic Fanciulli, The Front Bottoms, Skepta, Sam Feldt, Lemaitre, Louis The Child, Frances, George FitzGerald, DJ EZ, Gallant, Haelos, Lapsley, Miami Horror, SG Lewis, Sheer Mag, Mbongwana Star, Nina Las Vegas, Nora En Pure, and Masha.
On Saturday LCD Soundsystem, tops a bill including Ice Cube, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, Chvrches Halsey, James Bay,, Grimes Courtney Barnett, Run The Jewels, The Arcs, RL Grime, Gary Clark Jr, Silversun Pickups, Lush, ZHU, Deerhunter, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Rhye, Bat For Lashes, The Damned, Vince Staples, Tchami, Nina Kraviz, Snails, Rufus Du Sol, Lost Frequencies, Chronixx, Vanic, Justin Martin, AlunaGeorge, Mano Le Tough, Shamir, DJ Koze, BadBadNotGood, Moon Taxi, SZA, Ex Hex, Mr. Carmack, Sophie, Protoje, Alvvays, Zella Day, Dubfire, Matthew Dear, DMA's, Matoma, Algiers, GoGo Penguin, The Black Madonna, Cloves, Strangers You Know, Amine Edge & Dance, Phases, and The Dead Ships.
Closing each weekend will be Calvin Harris, and line-up featuring Sia, Major Lazer, Flume, Beach House, The 1975, Rancid, Miike Snow, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Matt & Kim, Chris Stapleton, Cold War Kids, Death Grips, The Chainsmokers, Maceo Plex, Baauer, Kshmr, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Wolf Alice, Pete Yorn, Hudson Mohawke, Kamasi Washington, Claptone, TokiMonsta, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Autolux, John Digweed, Thomas Jack, Anderson .Paak, Nosaj Thing, Deafheaven, Epik High, Tensnake, Alessia Cara, Crystal Fighters, The Vandals, Joywave, Prayers, Young Fathers, The Heavy, Tei Shi, Meg Myers, Soul Clap, Cassy, De Lux, Girlpool, Fur Coat, and AC Slater.
Tickets have sold out, they were available to those who have registered, priced at $399 (approx £272) for the three days.
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 closes 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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