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.

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
Coachella Promoters Consider Holding Replacement Festival
California’s Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival have both been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic, though music fans may have the chance to head to the desert this fall for a similar concert. Coachella and Stagecoach promoter Goldenvoice is reportedly considering putting on an... Read more
County Officials Cancel Coachella, Stagecoach Festivals
After weeks of speculation, this year’s highly-anticipated Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals have been officially called-off by county officials due to the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, both fests were slated to take over Indio, California in April, but when news of the pandemic first broke, they were rescheduled to October.... Read more
Coachella Reportedly Postponed To 2021, Organizers Mull Event Size
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — one of the country’s most highly-anticipated events  — was one of the first large-scale festivals to be postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although organizers originally pushed the event to October, promoters are now reportedly in-talks to hold the celebration next year. According... Read more
Coachella Reportedly Preparing For Second Postponement
This year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival was postponed to the fall amid coronavirus concerns, but now, as the virus remains prevalent, organizers may need to push back the massive festival once again. Originally, Coachella would have commenced at Indio’s Empire Golf Club from April 10 to 13... Read more
Congressman Talks Potential Virus Impact On Fall Festivals
Large-scale festivals like Coachella and Stagecoach had to be postponed due to coronavirus concerns, however, a California senator believes that the festivals still might not be able to take place this fall. Local Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz spoke with KESQ News Channel 3‘s Peter Daut for their daily “Coronavirus:... Read more
Coachella Postponement Brings $700M Hit To Local Economy
Earlier this year, the organizers behind Coachella made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event due to concerns over coronavirus. Now that the weekend has come and gone, the community is seeing the impact of Coachella’s absence. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, one of the country’s largest... Read more
Coachella Tops Monday Best-Sellers Despite Rumors Of Cancellation
Coachella Valley and Arts Music Festival took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, although this year’s edition of the festival is in question. The festival, slated to take place over the course of two weekends in April, is set to feature headlining performances from Rage Against The... Read more
Fuller: Canary In The Coal Mine? Is Coachella Our First Look At How Fans Balance Fear Against Fun?
By: Eric Fuller In the time of Coronavirus how will the Coachella music festival perform? Will it be canceled, poorly attended or thrive? This is a 3-day event for 125,000 people per day to wander back and forth across the Eldorado Polo Club’s fields between seven stages. With 125,000... Read more
Super Bowl LIV Returns to Top Spot on Monday Best-Sellers
Super Bowl LIV returned to the No. 1 spot on Monday’s best-selling events, according to Ticket Club sales data. The Big Game stayed atop the best-sellers for most of the past week as the Kansas City Chiefs prepare to face-off against the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs are making... Read more