The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or just simply Coachella, began in 1999 with about 25,000 fans in attendance. Despite a respectable first year, the festival was not held in 2000 due to financial concerns, but in 2001, Coachella came back and has been one of the most successful music festivals ever since. The festival takes place at the Empire Polo Fields in the Coachella Valley in Indio, California.

Coachella features multiple different musical genres including rock, alternative and hip-hop. The music festival has also become known among fans for reuniting iconic bands. In 2001, Jane’s Addiction reunited, in 2003 it was Iggy Pop & the Stooges and in 2007, Rage Against the Machine came together.

In addition to the music, Coachella also features art and sculptures for fans to enjoy as well. Beginning in 2002, camping was given as an option for fans who are attending the festival, in 1999 and 2001 camping was not allowed due to security concerns.

Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced: Outkast, Arcade Fire, Muse Headlining
Summary by Dyana Ryba, TicketNews: The anticipated lineup for the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was revealed on Wednesday. The rap duo Outkast will reunite to headline the festival’s opening day for both weekends on April 11th and April 18th. Muse will be performing on both April... Read more
Coachella 2014 Dates Announced
Summary by Erica LaCentra, TicketNews Staff Coachella may have finished up last month, but organizers have already announced dates for the 2014 festival. Like this year, Coachella will take place over the course of two back-to-back weekends, with the first week running April 11-13 and the second week running... Read more
Coachella 2013: Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline
After much anticipation, the lineup has been released for one of the country’s largest music festivals. The eclectic Coachella, which takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, expanded their format last year to two back-to-back weekends. That will continue this year during the weekends of April... Read more
Goldenvoice to premiere S.S. Coachella this December
Goldenvoice, the promoters behind the annual Coachella music festival, announced on July 17, 2012, that it would be launching its first Coachella Caribbean concert cruise. The Coachella concert cruise will, in actuality, consist of two separate cruise itineraries. The first cruise is currently scheduled to depart Ft. Lauderdale, FL... Read more
Coachella releases tickets for 2013 festival
Cashing in on Coachella 2012’s rampant success, advanced sale tickets for the music and arts festival’s 2013 installment were made available a mere month after the California festivities concluded. “We are excited to announce Coachella 2013 will again be held over two consecutive weekends,” boasts the official website of... Read more
California politician resold Coachella wristbands for campaign fundraiser
California Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez is facing a public relations pickle following revelations that he resold 25 wristbands for the always popular Coachella Music Festival. While Coachella’s organizational parent company Goldenvoice outlines on the Coachella website that the festival does not “tolerate scalping of any kind at all,” those... Read more
Coachella 2012 to span two weekends with identical lineup
After another season of record attendance and fast ticket sales, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will undergo one notable change when it returns in 2012. The 13th annual Coachella will once again take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. But rather than occupying the... Read more
The Strokes to play Madison Square Garden concert ahead of Coachella, Bonnaroo
New York City-based rock crew The Strokes are awaiting the release of their first album in five years. To celebrate the effort — and launch a 2011 calendar filled with high-profile performances — the band has planned a blowout hometown concert. The critically acclaimed rock quintet, fronted by Julian... Read more
Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West top the bill for Coachella 2011
The annual unveiling of the artist lineup has occurred for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This year’s edition of the popular three-day music festival gives top bill to Kings of Leon on April 15 and Arcade Fire on April 16, with Kanye West and The Strokes sharing headline... Read more
Coachella, Stagecoach, Lollapalooza set festival dates for 2011
The summer festival season is winding down in the United States, but some of the nation’s top destination events have already announced event dates for 2011. The Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, will once again host its annual duo of events. Fans can celebrate a dozen years of... Read more