The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival:
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual festival held in the Coachella Valley of the Colorado Desert, located in Indio, California. Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Club and has been organized every year since 1999. Coachella 2020 will begin on April 10th, 2020 and run through two weekends until April 19th, 2020. Although Coachella boasts its fair share of EDM performers, it is headlined by rock, pop, and hip-hop artists.
Finding Your Crowd:
Coachella is one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the world, so it can be a daunting place, especially for new festival-goers. Since there is a variety of music offered across 9 different stages, it can also be difficult to find your crowd. For this reason, here is a breakdown of the ultimate Coachella guide for the house and techno lovers.
Tips for House and Techno Lovers:
In addition to securing tickets to the exclusive Coachella music and arts festival, you have to figure out arrangements for your lodging, food, and figure out what to pack. One of the most daunting things, however, is figuring out what stages to hit at what times so you can catch your favorite artists performing. Thankfully, Coachella sets their stages up in a very specific way, making it very easy to find your crowd.
Coachella has a total of 9 stages, which each have their own vibe and run their own party throughout the festival. As to avoid audio contamination, they are relatively spread out, so it can be hard to get to your destinations in time. Thankfully, there are some prime locations for EDM and techno music. There are three locations for top-shelf techno, including the Yuma Stage, the Do LaB Stage, and the Heineken House Stage. Although some other stages may offer small samples of techno and house music, you will only find pure EDM at these three stages.
The most popular stage, by far, for EDM is the Yuma Stage. Shaded from the direct heat of the sunlight and rain (if any) by a massive enclosure, it also offers industrial-strength air conditioning for those looking to escape the heat. The second must-see stage is the Do LaB Stage, which is as much an art installation as it is a stage for performances. Do LaB boasts lineups of established elites in EDM and techno, but also offers water cannons to beat the heat. Do LaB is also really easy to find, just look for the “big top,” which should not be hard to spot. Finally, Heineken House boasts both house music and hip-hop in a club-like atmosphere. It is a favorite of up and coming artists, so head here if you would like to experience something new.
This year, Coachella is being headlined by EDM artists such as Calvin Harris, Flume, Disclosure, Fatboy Slim, Slander, Tchami, Dixon, Peggy Gou, Black Coffee, and Bedouin. This list of artists spans a wide range of genres within the EDM scene, so all electronic music fanatics will find something they like at this one of a kind music and arts festival.