This month, we’re making our way to Indio, California for the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival taking place April 14-16 and 21-23. The iconic event is loaded with art installations, gourmet food, and incredible scenery, but this year’s edition sold out in just three hours thanks to a top-notch lineup featuring Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and so many more.
Known for jaw-dropping selections of the world’s top names alongside a who’s who of buzz-worthy acts, Coachella is considered by many on the west coast to be the official kick off to festival season. Over two consecutive weekends, this legendary event consistently serves up one of the most highly anticipated lineups of the year, but the beautiful location is a major part of Coachella’s magic with giant palm trees and the world’s largest transportable ferris wheel so you can soak it all in from above.
While you wander the grounds, take a break from the desert heat and cool off with your favorite DJ’s in the Heineken House or explore art installations like Big Bear by Don Kennell and Chiaozza (pronounced like “wowza!”) by Terri Chiao and Adam Frezza. For a more immersive escape, relax your mind in The Antarctic, Coachella’s new audio-visual sensory experience housed inside a large-scale projection dome that promises to take attendees on a metamorphic journey through time, space and consciousness.
It’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed at a festival of this magnitude, but remember to stay hydrated as you dance the day away in the Southern California heat. You don’t want to miss the artists you came to see and a chance to make memories with friends and fellow fans who may or may not be celebrities in disguise. If didn’t get tickets and you’re feeling the FOMO setting in, start making your 2018 plans now and stay tuned for more Coachella coverage.