Wondering how to have an amazing weekend at Coachella Music and Arts Festival? Read over our ultimate guide on how to prepare and what to expect!
As one of the most popular music and arts festivals in the world, Coachella is not just an event, it’s an experience. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned veteran, there are always new ways to make the most of your weekend in the desert. So buckle up, grab your sunscreen and let’s get started!
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Peep the lineup
First things first, the lineup! Coachella always brings in a killer lineup of the biggest names in music, and 2023 is expected to be no different. This year, the headliners include Bad Bunny, Blackpink, and Frank Ocean. For some great hip-hop and dance music, we suggest checking out performances by Kaytranada, Saba, and Kali Uchis!
Coachella isn’t just about the big-name stars, though. For up-and-coming artists, check out the smaller stages, where you can discover some new talent. And don’t forget to keep an ear out for surprise guests – you never know who might show up!
Suggestions on where to sleep during the festival
Camping at Coachella is all part of the fun. There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of music in the desert. Make sure you bring all the essentials you need for camping, including a tent, sleeping bag, and plenty of water. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the security measures in place, such as lockers and on-site security. We also recommend bringing portable chargers for your electronics. For a convenient way to tote around your personal belongings, bring a fanny pack or mini backpack!
If camping isn’t your thing, there are plenty of accommodations nearby. From hotels to Airbnb, you will have a variety of places and experiences to choose from. And don’t forget to plan your transportation – whether you’re driving or taking a shuttle, make sure you have a plan in place to get to and from the festival.
Where to get amazing food at the festival
After all that dancing, you’re going to need some food. Luckily, there are plenty of restaurants nearby. We like Mariscos El Capitan for fresh, authentic Mexican fare! As far as it goes for the festival, there are plenty of food trucks at Coachella, serving up everything from tacos to pizza. And if you’re vegan, there are plenty of options available too. And let’s not forget about the cocktails – there are plenty of bars and lounges where you can grab a drink and cool off.
On your way in or out of the festival, stop over to Hermosa Beach and stay at our fun Surf City Hostel!
For an inside look at the festival, check out this video!