Make sure you're on hand in Indio, Calif., for the second weekend of the 2014 Coachella Music Festival when it touches down at the Empire Polo Club from April 18-20. This year's artists include an impressive collection from diverse genres, including Muse, OutKast, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Arcade Fire, Girl Talk, and dozens more.
Coachella Music Festival Ticket Information
General admission three-day passes will allow you admission to the festival grounds. There are also a number of VIP passes available for Coachella 2014 that allow--in addition to festival grounds admission--access to special VIP areas with unique concession vendors, restrooms, and more.
Note that Coachella tickets are sold in the form of a wristband, which must be worn at all times during the weekend. If your wristband is broken or tampered with at all, you may not be able to gain entry to the festival.
Coachella Music Festival General Information
All sets at Coachella 2014 will take place rain or shine, but umbrellas are prohibited on the grounds. Other items not allowed inside the festival include outside food and drink, professional cameras, audio/video recording devices, chairs, blankets, instruments, large bags, and pets. Medium-sized backpacks are allowed.
The festival also will be equipped with many amenities for attendees, including first aid stations, lockers, lost and found booths, and more. There are typically booths on site where attendees can purchase items like sunscreen, water bottles, and sunglasses.
Coachella Music Festival Concessions Information
Concession stands will be spread throughout the festival grounds from April 18-20. There will be many vendors offering various cuisines, and attendees with kosher, vegan, gluten-free, and paleo diets will be able to purchase food in the Terrace area.
Coachella Music Festival Parking Information
General parking is included with every general admission pass. Every person arriving in your vehicle must have a wristband. There may be VIP parking available, but each passenger in the vehicle must have a VIP wristband to use the VIP lot. Overnight parking is prohibited unless you have purchased a separate festival camping or companion parking pass. There will be no spaces for RVs in the lots in 2014.
In addition, there are a number of shuttles that travel to and from local hotels to the festival grounds. Shuttle passes typically must be purchased separately from festival tickets.
Pedestrians will have access to the festival grounds from two intersections: Avenue 52 and Madison Street, and Avenue 49 and Monroe Street. The Avenue 52/Madison intersection is also the festival's designated drop-off/pick-up area.
Coachella Music Festival Hotel Information
In the vicinity of the Empire Polo Club are several motel and hotel accommodations, and attendees may even be able to rent out apartments, condos, or houses for the weekend. Coachella will also offer on-site festival camping for the weekend of April 18-20. Numerous camping options--including several VIP areas--are available. All campers at Coachella must be over 18 (or be in attendance with a parent) and must have a wristband.
Coachella Music Festival Gate Times
Coachella gates open at 11 a.m. local time every day. The time is subject to change depending on the circumstances for each day.
If you will be camping on site, the festival intends to allow guests on the campsites on Thursday, April 17 starting at 9 a.m.
Coachella Music Festival Accessibility
Coachella 2014 aims to be as accessible as possible, with restrooms, concession areas, ATMS, and wheelchair and companion seating throughout the grounds. There will also be designated accessible parking located in Lot 11. If at any point during the weekend you require assistance regarding any accessibility issues, the Empire Polo Club lobby will be converted into a festival Access Service Center, complete with assisted listening devices.