It takes six days and two separate weekends at Indio, California's Empire Polo Club to showcase the extensive list of artists comprising the annual Coachella Music Festival lineup. Prepare yourself for this one-of-a-kind event with the pertinent Coachella Music Festival information featured below for the event taking place on Fri. Apr 18, 2014.
Coachella Music Festival Ticket Information
All Coachella passes must be purchased in advance, as none will be sold at the venue. Additionally, guests will not be able to use Coachella tickets for anything other than the precise weekend that was purchased.
Coachella Music Festival General Information
The nature of this multi-day event allows for more accommodations than most outdoor concerts. Coachella patrons are permitted to bring such items as medium-sized backpacks, non-professional cameras, small beach towels, and cigarettes and lighters. The following list, however, is a sampling of items that are not permitted at Coachella: instruments, outside food and drinks, blankets, pets, video cameras, tents, and chairs.
Coachella is an all ages event, with children age 5 and under receiving free admission.
Event will go on rain or shine and your Coachella Music Festival pass must be worn at all times. Those with damaged wristbands may be denied access.
ATMs will be available inside the venue. A limited number of lockers also will be on hand for rental. Lost and found booths, first aid sites, and vendors selling water, sun block, sunglasses, visors, and hats also will be available.
Coachella Music Festival Food and Beverage Information
The Coachella food and beverage options will be plentiful, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those with special preferences.
The Terrace is located near the center of the venue and contains both food options and a beer garden. Additionally, The Cantina Restaurant also will be available, as well as food trucks, full bars, and various VIP areas.
Those in need of food or beverages in the campgrounds will have several options including a wide variety of food vendors, the Camping Café, Certified Farmer's Market, full-service restaurants, and the Clubhouse for breakfast.
Coachella Music Festival Parking Information
Those wishing to drive to Coachella will be able to utilize the available parking lot near the Empire Polo Club. Day parking is free, though all passengers will need to show their festival pass. Overnight parking will only be available to those with a camping parking pass. RVs are not permitted under any circumstances.
For those interested in public transportation, the nearest bus and train stops are three miles from the Empire Polo Club in downtown Indio.
The taxi drop off/pickup location is at the corner of Avenue 52 and Madison Street. Pedestrian access will only be permitted at the corner of Avenue 49 and Monroe Street and at the corner of Avenue 52 and Madison Street.
Coachella Music Festival Hotel Information
Hotel rooms near the venue sell quickly, so be sure to reserve as soon as possible. More than 30 motels/hotels are located less than 10 miles from Coachella. Additionally, guests also may utilize the option to rent nearby condos or houses for the trip.
Coachella Music Festival Gate Times
The Empire Polo Club gates typically open each day at 11 a.m. local time. Camping usually begins on the Thursday before the event at 9 a.m. local time.
Coachella Music Festival Accessibility Information
Coachella will be accessible to all guests, including those with disabilities, who can utilize designated parking, restrooms, and concessions. Visit the Access Service Center located near the main entrance for additional assistance from customer service reps on site, and for information regarding shuttles, wheelchair seating, and more.