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 Festival Plots 2023 Dates, Advance Tickets on Sale Friday
As a busy festival season rolls on, Coachella has announced its 2023 dates, and is putting advanced tickets on sale this week. The California festival will return on April 14-16 and 21-23 in 2023, and will see its ticketing switch to AXS, which is a subsidiary of AEG, same... Read more
Swedish House Mafia, The Weeknd Replace Kanye on Coachella Sunday
Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd will top Coachella’s Sunday slate, replacing Ye (Kanye West), who dropped out. The announcement was made by Coachella via Twitter on Wednesday morning, days after Ye had reportedly withdrawn from his planned performances at the festival in California. Harry Styles (Friday) and Billie... Read more
Coachella Out a Headliner as Kanye West Drops Out
Ye, as Kanye West is now known, is reportedly not planning on performing at Coachella, which takes place in under two weeks. The rapper was scheduled as the headlining performer for Sunday night sets at the festival, joining Billie Eilish (Saturday) and Harry Styles (Friday) atop the bill. Sources... Read more
Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye Announced as Coachella 2022 Headliners
Coachella dropped its 2022 lineup on Wednesday night, naming Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye as its headlining performers for April. The festival is scheduled for April in California, and expected to be run at full capacity with over 100,000 in attendance after COVID dashed both the 2020 and... Read more
California Tribe Slams Goldenvoice Over Coachella Trademark Lawsuit
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has issued a blistering response to Goldenvoice after the promoting company sued Live Nation for copyright infringement over a planned “Coachella Day One 22” event at a casino in California. The tribe, which operates the 29 Spotlight Casino and its Coachella Crossroads... Read more
Goldenvoice Sues Live Nation Entertainment over “Coachella Day One” Event
Goldenvoice and Coachella Music Festival have filed a trademark-infringement lawsuit against Live Nation Entertainment this week over the Coachella Day One 22 event, scheduled for December 31. The event, produced by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, is set for Coachella Crossroads at Spotlight 29 Casino – located... Read more
Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Remove Vaccine Mandate for 2022 Events
Two of the most high profile festival events on the calendar announced that vaccination won’t be required for 2022. Coachella and Stagecoach, both operated by Goldenvoice and taking place in southern California, will no longer require all who attend be vaccinated against COVID-19, opting instead to allow proof of... Read more
Coachella, Stagecoach Festival Returns Planned for Spring 2022
With live music returning in a big way as COVID vaccinations continue to drive down case rates, two anchors of the festival scene are skipping 2021. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced its plans to return to action on April 15-17 and 22-24, 2022. Stagecoach Festival will... Read more
Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals Spiked Again by California Health Officials
For the second straight year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Festival have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Public health officials announced the postponement on Friday, issuing an order barring the events from taking place in April as planned due to the ongoing spike... Read more
Oak View Group Announces Changed Coachella Valley Arena Plans
Oak View Group (OVG) announced updated plans for its new Coachella Valley Arena project in California, moving to a new location after its initial land deal broke down. Planned for land in downtown Palm Springs belonging to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the 10,000 capacity facility will... Read more