Coachella is Finally Here. This Is What You Need to Know

After nearly two years of no large music festivals Coachella is finally back and here is everything you need to know about the return.

Music fans attend Day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back and this is the first time the music festival will be hosted in two years.

The music festival usually attracts big crowds from across the world and features some of music's biggest artists.

Who is headlining Coachella?

Some of this years headliners include Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and Phoebe Bridgers.

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was originally slated to headline the festival, though dropped out of the lineup earlier this month.

The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia replaced the rapper.

When will the festival be held?

The festival will be hosted April 15-17 and April 22-24.

Do I need to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

There will be no proof of vaccination, negative COVID test or masks required at Coachella, according to the festival website.

There will be 15-minute rapid testing services available on-site for attendees to use.

Can I still buy tickets?

Passes are no longer available for purchase, but you can watch the festival from home for free.

Three YouTube livestreams featuring three different live performances will be available simultaneously throughout the two-weekend Coachella Music Festival.

What should I bring?

Make sure to bring your passes for the correct weekend or you will not be allowed in.

Here are a few other things attendees might want to bring:

  • A camera to capture some fun moments, though detachable lens cameras are not allowed
  • A hat and sunglasses to help protect from the sun
  • Pump or cream sunscreens to prevent sunburns (no aerosols are allowed)
  • A water bottle to stay hydrated
  • A backpack, bag or purse for belongings (max size is 20-by-15-by-9 inches)
  • Portable phone charger

How do I get there?

There are multiple ways to get to Coachella some include: car rentals, shuttle buses, public transportation, walking and biking and other ride share services.

Gates will open each day at noon.

There will be free parking at the venue from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday on both weekends.

Other tips to remember

  • It is best to arrive several hours prior to gates opening to avoid long lines and traffic
  • Take a picture of the parking lot number where you parked your car so you
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