All About The 2019 Coachella Festival

Current poster for COACHELLA 2019.

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Current poster for COACHELLA 2019.

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For 20 years now, people have been enjoying Coachella performances. The very first Coachella event was October 9th and 10th in 1999. Every year since then, Coachella performances have all been in Indio, California.The festival was founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen. Not only are there musical performances, but there are also art festivals and food stands. Now 20 years later, the Coachella festival is the most known festival in the United States.

The very first Coachella festival had musical artists who were popular in the 80’s and 90’s. It featured artists like Beck, Morrissey, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Moby. Students in this day and age most likely have no idea who any of those musical artists are. Thankfully, in 2019, there are more recent singers who will be performing.

This years line-up will be headlined by Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala. It is also featuring other artists such as Jaden Smith, Khalid, Kid Cudi, Zedd, Janelle Monae and The 1975. There has also been speculation that Kanye West will not be performing because the stage is too small for his liking.

“Kanye will not perform on a 60 by 40 stage because it is ‘artistically limiting,’” says Madeline Holcombe, a CNN reporter, when explaining why Kanye wouldn’t be at Coachella.

Although Kanye West will not be attending, there are plenty of other artists who are just as famous that will be there. Another thing that people enjoy about this festival is the talented artists who are not in the music industry. This year they will be showing artists such as the Los Angeles art duo, Vanessa Bonet and Derek Doublin. Other artists who will be there will be will Robert Bose from New York, Sofia Enriquez from Coachella Valley, and DO LAB from Los Angeles.

Tickets for both weekends are already sold out. There are chances that a spot might open up, so if you are interested, you should keep looking at the Coachella website. Prices for tickets start around $503, and will continue to go up depending on where you get them and at what time.

“Coachella 2019 is sold out but passes may come available from payment plan defaults, pass limit cancellations, and fraud. Sign up for the wait list below,” explains the Coachella website.

Coachella’s first weekend will be April 12-14th while the second weekend will be April 19-21st. Party goers must be at least 18 years or older, but if not they must have a parent or legal guardian with them at all times.