From Beyoncé to Eminem, David Byrne to Jamiroquai, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California is the place to see and be seen in the Southern California desert this spring. Located just east of Palm Springs, this annual 3-day festival celebrates art, music, and fan fashion for two weekends – April 13-15 and April 20-22, 2018.
If you have never been to Coachella’s annual event, it has become one of the world’s pre-eminent music festivals. Last year, 250,000 attendees from all over the world came together for one or both of the weekends. Line ups are identical so if you miss one act in the first weekend, you can be sure to see them the following weekend.
Twenty-somethings abound at Coachella, but the festival is entertaining for all (adult) ages. We have a few tips for those who want to take in the scene, but don’t necessarily want to go full throttle into the tent cities and live that 72-hour shower-free, no-sleep-until-Monday life.
Rent A Home In Coachella
Rent a home near the festival. There are houses available within walking distance and have amenities like pools, BBQ’s, lake front views on the golf course in guard gated communities. From small two bedroom homes to a mansion that sleeps twenty, having a bed and your shower may be priceless if you are not into camping with the masses.
Fun In The Coachella Sun
Hydration is key in the desert no matter what time of the year it is. Between being out in the sun all day and the consumption of alcohol, start hydrating before you leave home and continue throughout the weekend. To avoid lines or paying festival rates for bottled water, a Camelbak full of water and electrolytes or Pedialyte in a side pocket will be your most valuable asset during the day, along of course, with sunscreen.
Sunscreen with zinc is always best and be sure to bring a lip balm with SPF protection as well. Apply both every hour or so and be sure to wear sunglasses along with a hat or bandana. The sun will be beating down on you all day long for three straight days. There is nothing worse than being sunburn and trying to make it through the last day of performances
What To Wear At Coachella
You will see it all at Coachella. We advise shorts and a breathable t-shirt or top, sneakers or comfortable sandals. You will sweat and you will get dirty sitting on the grass. High-heels and tight clothing are not recommended. And again, don’t forget a hat. Accessorize all you want and put your personal flare on display; this is the weekend to be creative (but stay comfortable).
And Don’t Forget Technology
Practically everyone, whether they remember it or not, is on social media during the festival. Bring a portable charger and charge it nightly along with your other devices (another perk of renting a home… electricity!) so you do not have to wait in the long lines to recharge your electronics at the festival grounds. The charging stations have longer lines than the water stations. There is nothing worse than running into Post Malone or The Weeknd and your cell phone is dead.
And Most Of All, Travel To Coachella In Style
You have three high-energy days to listen to amazing artists and dance amongst a quarter of a million people. Whether you are a music aficionado or just going for the party, travel to and from Coachella should be relaxing and luxurious. Contact us today at 1.844.FLY.STA1 (1.844.359.7821) to schedule your flights.