Written by on 30.06.2020

Apr, USA, Coachella
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival or, simply, Coachella, is one of the largest and most famous festivals in the United States.

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The festival venue is Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which is located near the millionaire’s paradise – the glamorous town of Palm Springs in California.


The first Coachella was held in 1999, although the unofficial beginning is actually considered to be in 1993, when the rock band Pearl Jam attracted about 25,000 people to a picturesque valley at their performance.


The first ‘Coachellas’ were experimental, therefore, despite the headliners’ significant statuses (The Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Björk, Rage Against the Machine, Fatboy Slim, Oasis), they did not attract a large number of spectators, and did not bring any profit.


Games with this format allowed Goldenvoice, the official organizer of the festival, to find the best one. Since 2012, Coachella has been held on the last weekend of April in two stages (each for a period of three days), and with a week’s break. The concert program remains the same for the first and second weekends, the only difference is in the surprise performers – two secret guests whose names are kept secret and who are only revealed immediately before the performance.


These are three days in the middle of the desert, experiencing extreme weather conditions and surrounded by filled with world-class musical masterpieces, crazy art objects, fashionable novelties and endless selfies – an adventure that not everyone can handle! The temperature in the valley during the daytime exceeds 40 degrees, and in the evening it drops sharply to Californian extremes at +10.


The first Coachella was held as an indie rock festival, but over time the festival has turned into one of the best music events in both the USA and in the world. There are very few festivals which equal it. In terms of its scale and brilliance, it can be compared only with Chicago’s Lollapalozza and Belgium’s Tomorrowland.

Coachella is the unity of all styles and trends, from pop music and hip-hop to indie rock and “house”. To understand Coachella’s musical diversity, you just need to know that it has boasted headliners such as The Chemical Brothers, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, The Killers, Gorillaz, Blur, Muse, AC / DC, Guns N ‘Roses, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and many others.



The fact that, at Coachella, you can easily meet celebrities (or at least interact with them) is no joke. Invitations are sent to the stars for free, which they use willingly, but at the same time, those who are “superstars” usually occupy a separate VIP zone, only occasionally getting out to the people.



Another distinguishing feature of Coachella is its unique style. According to the number of likes online, festival bows may well compete with images from the Grammy and Oscar red carpets.

Here, boho-chic dominates – a bizarre mix of bohemian and hippie culture.

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