Coachella: A guide for first timers

Coachella is on the horizon. Taking place at Indio’s Empire Polo Club over two weekends in April (12-14 and 19-21, 2019), Coachella is one of the most famous indie-music festivals in the world. Featuring big-name headliners and rising stars, there’s a little something for all festival-lovers. Here’s our top five tips for first-time goers.

Tip one: Camping is a rite of passage

Ditching your comfortable bed and air conditioning might sound like a bad idea, but camping at Coachella is an experience and one you should try at least once. After the weekend, you’ll have earned your right to relax at Miramonte Resort.

Tip two: Don’t spend extra for status

If you’re a little bit hipster, VIP wristbands might seem like a good idea to keep on your wrist for a few months after the event, but the cost isn’t always justified. VIP wristbands at Coachella don’t give you much more, other than access to a section with less people in line for the bathroom.

Tip three: Take some food

Coachella is filled with food stalls, but they only serve things like burritos, pizzas, and burgers. Delicious, of course, but you might not feel so good eating fatty foods all weekend. Take a trip to the store before you go and stock up on some tasty snacks.

Tip four: Stay kind

Coachella is known for having great spirit – especially when it comes to festivals. It’s a great event to be a part of. Make friends with your neighbors, share food and drinks, and remember to spread the love.

Tip five: Drink water

There are plenty of water stations at Coachella, so be encouraged to use them. It’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re drinking alcohol and dancing in the desert heat.

After a fun day of dancing in the desert, head to Miramonte Resort for a relaxing spa treatment and book a night – or two – in a comfortable bed. You’ve earned it.

Check out more info on our shuttle service to Coachella.

Have fun!