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Coachella Weekend 2 Planning Info

Welcome to our Coachella Weekend 2 information page. Here you will find guides, articles, general information, tips and more on Coachella Weekend 2. We know Coachella Weekend 2 is a big trip so our goal is to arm you with all the information you need before headed off on your trip. If you ever have specific questions not answered in our guides, or have an idea for a useful article, feel free to let me know by email at Contact@EventTrk.com. For now you can see all our articles on Coachella Weekend 2 below.


Palm Springs Coachella - Pros & Cons

Palm Springs Coachella - Pros & Cons

Article Summary

  • The downsides to Palm Springs for Coachella are it’s obviously far away from the festival and the hotels can be expensive
  • The pros are it’s a great area, there are a lot of restaurants and bar options for when you aren’t at Coachella, and it’s a good place to relax and recharge between days
  • If you are ok with the 40 minute ride each way I love doing Palm Springs for Coachella

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Are Coachella/Stagecoach lockers worth it? A Cost Breakdown

Are Coachella/Stagecoach lockers worth it? A Cost Breakdown

Article Summary

  • Yes you should get a locker (in my opinion)
  • The locker is a big help for storing sunglasses at night, a hoodie for after the sun goes down, snuck in contraband so you don’t need to carry it all day, etc.
  • The lockers are all pretty big so you can get away with a medium locker
  • Lockers do sell out so don’t wait too long deciding

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Coachella & Stagecoach Shuttle Passes Info

Coachella & Stagecoach Shuttle Passes Info

Article Summary

  • The shuttle is a great option for anyone not staying in the Indio area close enough to walk or bike to Stagecoach or Coachella
  • In the past I have found the shuttle to be incredibly efficient: there’s always one waiting at the stop when I get there and it leaves within five minutes or so.  Going home there may be a small line, but it is still very efficient.  The only time you may encounter a long line is if you leave immediately after a headliner
  • There are shuttle stops located throughout the area including in Palm Springs, Indio, Indian Wells, Palm Dessert and more

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Your Guide to Coachella Presale Tickets

Your Guide to Coachella Presale Tickets

Article Summary

  • Presale tickets for Coachella used to go on sale in late May, but the last three years it has occurred in early June
  • Presale for Coachella 2018 will occur on Friday June 2nd, 2017
  • There is no lineup available when presale occurs so you must buy tickets blind
  • The price of presale tickets is the same as the mass sale in January, but presale does allow you to take advantage of the payment plan
  • Tickets sell out quickly during the presale, but they are slightly easier to get than the general sale in January that occurs after the lineup is announced

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Coachella 101 - What is Coachella

Coachella 101 - What is Coachella

Article Summary

  • Coachella is a music and arts festival occurring in Indio, CA every April
  • Coachella presale tickets go on sale in June and the general ticket sale happens in January (along with the lineup)
  • Tickets sell out incredibly quickly so you must be on top of it
  • The festival occurs in Indio, CA but people also stay in the nearby areas of Palm Springs, Palm Dessert, Indian Wells, and Rancho mirage
  • Coachella is typically very hot with temperatures in the 90s and up often

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Coachella Where to Stay - Camping vs. Hotel vs. House

Coachella Where to Stay - Camping vs. Hotel vs. House

Article Summary

  • Camping is the least luxurious option but it is the cheapest and is the closest to the festival, which lets you maximize your time at Coachella.
  • Renting a house is a great option, especially if you have a group to split the costs.  The only risk is your house rental is rarely guaranteed and the owner could cancel on you last minute.
  • Hotels are typically the most expensive but do offer the most amenities and allow you to recharge between Coachella days.

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Are Coachella VIP Passes Worth It?

Are Coachella VIP Passes Worth It?

Article Summary

  • The biggest pros of VIP passes are the private viewing areas and the VIP line that gets you right into Coachella.
  • The private areas provide great shade and cushioned seating, but are not great views of the stage (pictured below)
  • The VIP line is a huge plus as the GA line to get into Coachella can get up to 45+ minutes at its peak times
  • VIP worth it if you don’t mind being far from the stages, but if you want to have a great spot for the shows skip it

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Coachella Location - Where is it & How to get there

Coachella Location - Where is it & How to get there

Article Summary

  • Coachella occurs in Indio, CA, which is about 2.5 hours east of Los Angeles
  • How you get to Coachella depends on where you stay: if you are near the festival you can bike or walk, if you are not near the festival the shuttle is the best option
  • The shuttle has stops throughout the area, giving you an option regardless of where you book accommodations
  • I really don’t suggest driving or taking Uber/Lyft to or from Coachella

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Renting a House for Coachella Guide

Renting a House for Coachella Guide

Article Summary

  • Renting a house is a very popular option for Coachella as there are limited hotels, the hotels are quite expensive, and camping isn’t for everyone
  • If you have a large group there are many options for renting a house, especially if you are willing to take the shuttle to Coachella
  • Obviously the closer to the festival the better, although you will often pay for this convenience
  • I highly recommend confirming personally with the owner of the home that they are aware this is for Coachella dates and you are all set: the worst thing that can happen is they later figure out it’s Coachella dates and cancel your stay in order to try to make more profit
  • The only real disadvantage to renting a house is the owner of the house can cancel your stay at anytime

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Coachella Lineup - Old & Past Coachella Lineups

Coachella Lineup - Old & Past Coachella Lineups

Article Summary

Whether you are being nostalgic for Coachella of past years, or curious what type of music the festival provides yearly, it’s always nice to see the official lineup posters from years past.  Here you can find the official Coachella lineup for all of the recent years.

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17 Things I Wish I Knew For my First Coachella

17 Things I Wish I Knew For my First Coachella

Article Summary

  • Plan to see between 6-8 bands a day, and don’t bounce around stages too much if you want a good spot for a show
  • Get a locker, it’s worth every penny
  •  If you want swag or to see some art do it early in the weekend, it flies by and it’s easy to miss out
  • Avoid driving
  • The lines to get in are ridiculous in the late afternoon, try to get there before that

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Fly to Coachella - What is the closest airport to Coachella?

Fly to Coachella - What is the closest airport to Coachella?

Article Summary

  • The closest airport to Coachella is the Palm Springs International Airport.
  • Flights to Palm Springs are likely to be out of the budget for most people so your most likely alternative is LAX in Los Angeles.  Some people also fly into San Diego (SAN).
  • You can rent a car at LAX or SAN.  If you fly into LAX Coachella offers packages that will pick you up and drop you off so you can get away with no car for the festival.
  • The other option is the Ontaio, CA airport, which is about an hour and a half east of Coachella. You will also need to rent a car with this option.

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Coachella Weekend One vs Weekend Two

Coachella Weekend One vs Weekend Two

Article Summary

  • Main benefits of weekend one: more surprises, fresh and untrampled grass, more celebrities, and more parties
  • Main benefits of weekend two: more laidback, tickets are easier to get, more about the music, and slightly cheaper
  • You will have fun at either weekend, don’t stress this decision too much

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All The Dates You Need to Know for Coachella

All The Dates You Need to Know for Coachella

Article Summary

  • It is important to know dates for Coachella as things sellout very quickly
  • Coachella announces its lineup in early January and the tickets go on sale shortly after that
  • Coachella presale has now moved to early June
  • Coachella lockers go on sale in November

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Coachella Essentials: Things To Bring With You to Coachella

Coachella Essentials: Things To Bring With You to Coachella

Article Summary

  • A list of things you don’t necessarily need to bring to Coachella to have a good time, but things that will make you enjoy your time more
  • Because it’s hot I highly recommend a Camelbak, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen and chapstick
  • Your phone will die, bring a portable charger or battery case to Coachella so you can call your friends at the end of the night or order an Uber
  • Comfortable shoes are a must
  • Always bring some cash with you

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All The Pros And Cons of Coachella

All The Pros And Cons of Coachella

Article Summary

  • I go over the main pros and cons with Coachella, based on my experiences and others
  • The biggest cons are Coachella is expensive, hot, and gets very crowded with long lines
  • The pros of Coachella outweigh the cons: great music, food, atmosphere and more to be experienced at Coachella
  • Go!

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Solochella: Why Going to Coachella Alone Is Awesome

Solochella: Why Going to Coachella Alone Is Awesome

Article Summary

  • Having to go alone is no reason to not attend Coachella
  • A lot of people attend Coachella alone, you will not be the only solo person at Coachella
  • It’s easy to make friends at Coachella
  • Most of your time is spent watching shows so being alone is no big deal.
  • You get to choose all the artists you will see and don’t have to deal with who other people want to see
  • The biggest downside to going to Coachella alone is the lack of people to split the costs of accommodations

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What you can and cannot bring to Coachella

What you can and cannot bring to Coachella

Article Summary

  • We list all the things you can and cannot bring to Coachella according to the festival themselves
  • Most of the items you can’t bring are obvious, but it’s still good to skim the list to make sure you are all good when you try to get into Coachella

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Coachella Payment Plan Guide - When, Change Shipping, & More

Coachella Payment Plan Guide - When, Change Shipping, & More

Article Summary

  • Coachella offers a payment plan that splits the wristband cost into seven equal payments
  • The Coachella payment plan can only be utilized during the Coachella presale, which occurs in June
  • The GA passes are split into $57 payments and the VIP payments will be about $128
  • Be sure to keep your payment information and shipping address up to date!

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Coachella 2017 Parties: Pool parties, Neon Carnival & More

Coachella 2017 Parties: Pool parties, Neon Carnival & More

Article Summary

  • Coachella features tons of events outside of the music festival itself
  • Most of the parties are day/pool parties at various resorts throughout the area (most though are in Palm Springs)
  • Neon Carnival is the probably the most famous and exclusive Coachella party
  • Some parties are free, some require you to purchase tickets, and some require you to know someone. We go over all the parties for Coachella 2017.

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Coachella Value Is 200% Of The Ticket Cost (At Minimum)

Coachella Value Is 200% Of The Ticket Cost (At Minimum)

Article Summary

  • Coachella 2017 Value Analysis including criteria used and cost breakdown
  • Value was over 200% of the ticket cost without including two headliners
  • Most festival attendees will have a higher value percentage 

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Coachella 2017 Review: Top Sets, Festival Experience Review

Coachella 2017 Review: Top Sets, Festival Experience Review

Article Summary

  • I give my favorite and most disappointing sets from two weekends of Coachella this year
  • I rate everything about Coachella including the shuttle service, the food, the people and our overall experience
  • Overall Coachella 2017 was a fantastic experience and I cannot wait for Coachella 2018

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Food Guide: Find the Best Coachella Food Offerings For You

Food Guide: Find the Best Coachella Food Offerings For You

Article Summary

  • Coachella has (or is rumored to have) a lot of delicious food
  • For years I ate mediocre food, unable to find the rumored delicious items
  • I decided to create a plan to fix this and find a rave-worthy food item
  • It worked and we tried some seriously delicious food!

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How To Get Sold Out Coachella Tickets

How To Get Sold Out Coachella Tickets

Article Summary

  • Coachella passes can be purchased through ticket exchanges or community websites
  • Pros and Cons for both purchase options
  • Tips and recommendations for a smooth transaction
  • Best time to purchase for the lowest possible price

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Coachella Tickets: 5 Steps To Buy Coachella Tickets

Coachella Tickets: 5 Steps To Buy Coachella Tickets

Article Summary

  • Two times to buy: Advanced Sale in June and Post-Lineup Sale in January
  • The best sales period to purchase tickets
  • Tips to make sure you get through the waiting room

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Why Coachella Is The Best Music Festival & Totally Worth It

Why Coachella Is The Best Music Festival & Totally Worth It

Article Summary

  • Coachella is the best music festival because of it's awesome venue, great young artists, and good vibes
  • While I love all live shows and music festivals, Coachella annually remains my favorite and I explain why
  • Complaints of the 'Coachella Crowd' are widely overblown
  • If you love live music there is nothing quite like Coachella

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Exactly How Much Coachella 2017 Weekend One Cost Me

Exactly How Much Coachella 2017 Weekend One Cost Me

Article Summary

  • For Weekend One at Coachella 2017 I decided to document all of our costs for Coachella to estimate how much the trip costs us each year
  • Costs include hotel passes with shuttle, hotel, food, alcohol, gas to drive there, and more
  • The final cost of our Coachella weekend was a whopping $2,618. Well worth it!

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