There are a majority of famous outdoor music festivals in the world such as Tomorrowland , Ultra Music Festival , Glastonbury, Coachella, Rock in Rio and so on, however, in this article, we will introduce only one of the best global outdoor music festivals – Coachella (1). You will be surprised at its considerable scale, electric atmosphere, wonderful art displays when you attend Coachella in Indio, California.
You maybe know it by other names: the Coachella Festival, but its full name is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival which tell every thing about this festival – an annual festival in a valley names Coachella with music and arts. The festival was created by Paul Tollett in 1999 and the location of this festival is the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, the United States on two day: 9th and 10th of October. Nevertheless, the Coachella’s organizer is Goldenvoice promoting concerts and festivals.
To understand more about the festival, we will begin from the history of it. After a discrete year, the festival was held on April 28th, 2001, but just on one day. In the next year, Coachella lasted two days at the final weekend of April. However, the festival became wider to three days, from Friday to Sunday in April (2007 – 2011). Maybe, due to the demands of audience, Coachella expanded to over three successive weekends of April in 2012: Friday (13rd and 20th), Saturday (14th and 21st) and Sunday (15th and 22nd).
The first part of the festival which is presented in its name is music. The genres Coachella are hip hop, indie, rock and electronic dance music, besides, there are many art displays. Coachella is a place where a veriety of notable DJs, dancers, singers gathering together and producing magic masterpieces, such as the Weeknd, Jack White, AC/DC, Drake, especially when Drake performed in 2015 festival, Madonna emerged surprisedly, and many other famous artists: Tame Impala, Marina and the Diamonds, Florence and the Machine, Interpol, Alabama Shakes, alt-J, Kaskade, Azealia Banks, Ryan Adams, Alesso and Steely Dan and so on. do you know that the festival’s tickets were sold out in only 20 minutes. Therefore, if you want to make sure that you have tickets, you should observe the official website of Coachella to buy tickets in right time when they sell tickets publicly. And the cost of them are not as much as the cost of Tomorrowland’s tickets, however, it is not cheap from $84 to $264 in 2015.
The second part of the festival which we will talk about is art. This is the especial thing in the festival, it includes both sculpture and installation art which are interactive to visitors. Have you ever known Burning man (1) – another global famous music festival ? At the beginning, the art of Coachella was recreated from Burning man, because of the low budget, however, Goldenvoice has invested in producing specific art for the festival since 2010 , therefore, Coachella is not only an fascinating event for visitors, but also for artists. Coachella has a majority of surprising things, in addition to sculpture or installation art, the festival lauches several campaigns which encourages local artists to create and decorate recycling garbages.
If you are worried about the accommodations when you attend the festival, you can feel relaxed now, because you can pitch camp and in 2012, the campground site had a convenience store, a cafe with free wifi, even mobile phone station – a place you can charge your mobile phone and so on. if you are the newcomer, you can enter the festival’s official website to book and get safe services, such as Safari On-Site Camping Experiences, Shuttle Transportation, Platinum Estate Packages and Travel Packages.
Like other big music festivals, Coachella also welcomes thousands of attendees, for example, in 2015, the festival broke the 2014 record (193000 tickets ) and set a new record (198000 tickets). Therefore, you need to be watchful to avoid incidents, injuries or illnesses. There are several physical activities which sap your energy so you will feel very tired, in order to take part in and enjoy thorough festival, you should drink sports drinks that are very helpful for you. Because sports drinks have essential minerals, water in order to help you feel full of energy and recover from being tired. In addition, you should control your behaviors and others’, it is very important, because when you enjoy the music, sometimes you can have some strange or bad behaviors. We always wish the best for you and hope you will have a memorable experience in Coachella.