After a two-year hiatus, Coachella 2022 is set make its triumphant return. The Indio music festival typically marks one of the earliest live music weekends across the country (and maybe we’re a bit biased, but we’d say its lineup outclasses nearly every other music festival, too). There’s still a ways to go until the 2022 edition, so hang tight until we start previewing the best bands to see and the best things to eat and drink between sets (spoiler: food from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles), along with recapping which special guest showed up what everyone was wearing. But until then, here’s what you need to know.
What is Coachella?
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music festival held over two weekends in Indio, just east of Palm Springs.
When is Coachella?
The festival is held over two weekends, April 15–17 and April 22–24, 2022.
When do Coachella tickets go on sale?
Registration is open now for presale, which starts Friday, June 4 at 10am. Look out for the lineup and the rest of the tickets to drop in January.
How much are Coachella tickets?
We hope you’ve been saving up over the past two years (all of the following prices are before fees): General admission passes range from $449 to $499, depending on when you buy them. Shuttle combo tickets cost $533. For VIP, it’ll cost you $929 to $1,049. Check out the Coachella website for wide range of camping rates.
What will the Coachella lineup be like?
Your guess is as good as ours right now. Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott were announced to top the 2020 lineup—the last announced lineup—but that’s practically ancient history at this point. Look out for the lineup around January.
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DJ Khaled brought out Rick Ross, Migos, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg, French Montana, Swae Lee and other surprises for his Sunday set at Coachella 2017
DJ Khaled took the stage with an announcement that, next year, Coachella would have to give him a headlining slot. As if to prove it, he brought out a whole squad of A-list guests to join him on stage, including Rick Ross, Wale, A$AP Ferg, 2 Chainz, and Migos who, at this point, probably should have just been given a slot on the bill given their repeat appearances on stage throughout the weekend (but, for that, we’ll have to wait until FYF coming up in July). Oh, and Sylvester Stallone for a second there, because why not? The Sahara Tent crowd went wild for a set comprised of familiar bangers as the ‘major key’ Khaled trotted back and forth between the decks and center stage. The consummate hype man, he shouted out his collaborators, the artists behind the tracks he selected, and, most frequently, himself. A$AP Ferg was the first to accompany him on the stage, working through several of the Trap Lord’s recent hits, including with “New Level.” Ferg clambered down from the stage and through the throng of photographers to hop up on the barricade and rap surrounded by the hands—and raised smart phones—of the enthusiastic crowd. Next to join Khaled was 2 Chains who had a few problems with his microphone that seemed to persist even as he launched into performing along with his guest spot on the Chance the Rapper mega-hit “No Problems.” After that, the duo dimmed the lights and slowed down the tempo for a rendition of “Big Amount,” though the recording’s guest star, Drake, didn’t
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Don’t get stuck in the desert without these must-have beauty products for Coachella 2017
Getting to Coachella is one thing. Packing for Coachella is another. Whether you’re flying into LAX and driving a car or traveling like a pop star with no time to waste via a private jet, knowing what to pack (TSA-friendly or not) remains top priority. Prep for the weekend with desert-friendly products from all over the world including a French mineral mist to a Korean foundation that doubles up as sunscreen with SPF 50+. Hydrating Facial Mist Revive your skin against the dry heat with Avene Thermal Spring Water spray ($9) because dry skin is not a good look. Pack it in your backpack for the fest and use all day to rehydrate, calm and neutralize your skin’s pH for an Instagram-ready visage 24/7. A must have for French girl skin. SPF 50 sunscreen spray Instead of lathering on sunscreen, try an easy-to-apply sunscreen such as Coola’s travel-sized sport SPF 50 ($36). It's an unscented spray that goes on easily without getting your hands greasy. The brand uses anti-aging antioxidants and organic ingredients to protect against the sun and the travel size won’t take up too much space, but will last you all weekend. Blow-dry in a bottle Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($10) may just be the answer to our festival-going prayers. Perfect for travel, this small-but-mighty dry shampoo cleanses the hair, while not leaving it sticky or stiff. For those with lighter hair color, it even comes in a natural tint that won’t leave your hair with white residue. Aburatorigami Japanese b