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.
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
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
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 (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
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
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 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
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
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
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