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Coachella festival 2016 guide

Get your Coachella festival 2016 info here, from ticket sales and pricing info to lineups, schedules and more

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

Coachella 2016 is here! The Indio music festival kicks off a season of live music weekends around the country—put simply, all eyes and ears are on Coachella this spring. Find out who played the best sets, which special guest showed up, what everyone is wearing and the best things to eat and drink between sets (spoiler: food from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles). We'll see you there, with flowers in our hair.

What are the Coachella 2016 dates?

Great question. The fest will be held over the weekends of April 15-17, 2016 and April 22-24, 2016.

When did tickets go on sale?

Presale tickets went on sale months ago, but some more general admission passes will go on sale Wednesday January 6, 2016 at 11am PST—while supples last, which won't be long. To get the lay of the ticket-buying land (and some pro tips, too), click here.

How much do tickets cost?

For the 2016 festival, GA tickets are $399, or $459 with a shuttle pass included. VIP admission is $899, and VIP parking is $150. For car camping, tent camping, Lake Eldorado and Outstanding in the Field prices, look here.

What's the Coachella 2016 lineup like?

It's here! 

Coachella 2016 updates

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With high winds whipping through the Empire Polo Club, Coachella 2016 got off to a boisterous start.

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Saturday's best photos

"You know where you are? You're in the jungle, Coachella." So squealed an injured Axl Rose from the seat of his guitar throne.

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Sunday's best photos

Though the weekend's hottest temperatures roasted the mid-afternoon, the festival's final day was far from running on fumes.

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Dinosaurs, Dole Whip and dust: Our Coachella 2016 road trip

We took a detour to some of the most bizarre and beautiful pit stops along the way.

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Here are 20 Instagram photos that have us wondering, "Is it lunchtime yet?"    

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The super serious Coachella 2016 awards

With the first weekend of Coachella behind us, we decided it was time to recap the best of the 2016 fest.

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The best things we ate and drank at Coachella 2016

Between the vendor lineup and the pop-up dinners and secret menu items, buying a ticket just for the grub doesn't seem so far-fetched these days.

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Coachella 2016 trend watch: Overalls, antlers and more

We all have a pretty solid idea of what Coachella street style looks like; but festival style is changing with the times.

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The most insane things we overheard at Coachella 2016

There's something about the scorching sun and copious amounts of drugs that bring out the best in people.

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Rihanna joined Calvin Harris, Sia got super weird and more news from Sunday weekend one of Coachella 2016

Want to keep up with the Coachella 2016 news? The fest's final day of weekend one had some fun surprises and special guests.

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Beer Belly is offering some of the rarest beers in California at Coachella

Jimmy Han, the owner of Beer Belly in Koreatown, just wants everyone to drink good beer at Coachella (and everywhere).

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Kesha joins Zedd, Guns N' Roses meets AC/DC and more news from Saturday at Coachella

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Bernie Sanders, Nas and DJ Shadow make cameos during Run the Jewels' Coachella 2016 set

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You can watch Coachella live this weekend on YouTube

Festival FOMO averted.

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Driving to Coachella from LA? These pit stops are ripe for Instagram selfies and exploration.

These stops are worth making if you're driving to Coachella, or Stagecoach.

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The 2016 Coachella food lineup is here, and it's pretty damn tasty

Coachella starts in less than two weeks, and now we know what you'll be able to gorge on.

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With T-minus two weeks until Coachella, it's (past) time to start making travel plans.

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Comments

5 comments
Sheretta M
Sheretta M

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Steven Narbonne
Steven Narbonne

I've never heard of any of these losers and don't wish to but I live next door to the polo grounds and am forced to endure the horrible noise they dare call music. If these sounds were inflicted on terror suspects they would be called war crimes and with good reason. I can't wait for them and their many zombe-clones to go away.

Saddened
Saddened

My nephew got stabbed at last year's Coachella!! Think twice before going, and be safe!! : ( Peace