Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival


When: – April 13-15 (Week 1), April 20-22 (Week 2), April 27-29 (Week 3) 2018

Where: – Indio, California

History: – On November 5, 1993, Pearl Jam performed for almost 25,000 fans at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.The show established the polo club’s suitability for large-scale events; Paul Tollett, whose concert promotion company Goldenvoice booked the venue for Pearl Jam, said the concert sowed the seeds for an eventual music festival there. Around 1997, Goldenvoice was struggling to book concerts, against larger companies. After scouting several sites for their festival they came back to Empire Polo Club during the Big Gig Festival 1998. Impressed by the location’s suitability for a festival, they decided to book their event there. The promoters had hoped to stage the inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 1998 but were not able to until the following year. On October 9–10, 1999, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was held.

About: – The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival commonly referred to as Coachella is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley, in the Colorado Desert. The event is known for its large art pieces and cutting-edge artists’ performances. From delicious food to world class art, Coachella offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with the music.

The event features musical artists from many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Coachella showcases popular musical artists. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world. During the festival, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are the: – Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theater, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013 and a Sonora stage in 2017.

Each year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival commissions a number of original, large-scale, site-specific art installations to be displayed throughout the festival and campgrounds. This is art as landmark, public space and icon—to be viewed from an infinite variety of perspectives by an ever-shifting audience.


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