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.
The fourth annual Stagecoach Festival is a go for 2010, with the two-day event booked for April 24-25 at its usual site at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Several acts have already been confirmed for the country music festival, which hosted more than 100,000 attendees in 2009.... Read more
Music festival season officially kicked off last weekend, and by the looks of it, the state of the economy does not seem to have deterred fans of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was held April 17-19. According to festival producer Paul Tollett of Goldenvoice, attendance at... Read more
Ticketing closes for several large events, such as Coachella and the NBA regular season, throughout the week ending April 20, as compiled by TicketNews. The 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival launches this week at Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. Tickets are offered in the form of... Read more
Iconic vocalist Leonard Cohen returned to the international circuit last year after nearly 15 years away from the public stage. Now the 74-year-old singer has confirmed his first dates in the United States since 1993. Cohen’s first performance is scheduled for February 19 at the recently renovated 2,800-seat Beacon... Read more
Paul McCartney will be making his first-ever U.S. festival appearance when he joins The Killers and The Cure as this year’s headliners at the 10th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, April 17-19. Once again, the festival is being staged at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA... Read more
The 2009 editions of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival have been confirmed for April 17-19 and April 25-26, respectively. Both events will again take place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, the same grounds where Coachella debuted in 1999. Stagecoach... Read more
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox are releasing a batch of tickets for the 2008 season in onsales Saturday, Jan. 26. In addition to the Red Sox, which is perennially one of the hottest tickets in baseball, other onsales compiled by TicketNews for today, Jan. 24 through Monday,... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen Jack Johnson, Portishead, Roger Waters and Death Cab for Cutie are among the artists lined up for the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, organizers announced this week. The three-day camping/music event is scheduled for the Empire Polo Field at Indio, CA... Read more