2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Live

Coachella Music Festival 2022 Live: It’s been a long time since we’ve been out in Indio for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (three years, to be exact). Whether you’re a first-timer, a veteran who can tell the tales of the Daft Punk pyramid or someone who just celebrates Couchella (aka watching the Coachella livestream from your couch), we’ve compiled a handy guide to what you need to know about the festival. (And we’ll update these answers as we get more information, too!)


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When is the 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival?

Coachella Weekend 1 is happening April 15-17. Coachella Weekend 2 is happening April 22-24.

Where does Coachella happen?

Concert promoter Goldenvoice puts on Coachella at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, where it has taken place since 1999. Fun fact: The first major Goldenvoice show there was a Pearl Jam show in 1993. The location for your maps app is 81-800 Ave. 51 in Indio, on the border of La Quinta, but many roads close around the fest so pay attention to the signs. If you’re coming in from the 10 Freeway, there will be signs. Keep an eye on the Coachella site for the maps and the parking. And make sure you pay attention to where you park. You don’t want to get towed and you don’t want to lose your car in the desert night.

Who’s on the Coachella 2022 lineup?

More than 100 artists will play across seven stages. The headliners are Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and the just announced Swedish House Mafia x The Weeknd set since Ye (Kanye West) backed out. Other notable artists on the bill include Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Swedish House Mafia, Danny Elfman (yes, he of Oingo Boingo, “The Simpsons” theme song and “The Nightmare Before Christmas” fame), Grupo Firme, Banda MS, Brockhampton (for what’s reported to be the group’s final performance), Karol G, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fatboy Slim and literally more than 100 others. See the full Coachella 2022 lineup.

Wait, wasn’t Kanye going to be there?

Yeah, but now he’s not. But we have some ideas for who could replace him, though! Update: Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd are teaming up to replace him.

How can I get tickets to Coachella?

Tickets to Coachella are sold out, but there are ways to get them. Coachella has a ticket exchange and purchase program through Lyte.com. Those are officially sanctioned and you can get support for them, but there are other places on the secondary market to find passes. Some other sellers, like Stubhub, offer a guarantee, even though the festival doesn’t offer support. Stay away from shady sellers who are unverified.

Where should I stay for Coachella?

This late in the game, unless you’re dropping a lot of cash, you’re probably out of luck. Hotels and rentals go fast. However, you can purchase car or tent camping, which starts at $102, before fees. If you’re bringing more friends, you’ll need to purchase a car camping companion pass for $55 for each vehicle. What time is Harry Styles/Billie Eilish/Purple Disco Machine playing Coachella? When are the Coachella set times coming out? Set times are usually released the week of the festival. We’ll post them when we’ve got them!How many stages does Coachella have? In recent years, the festival has run music seven major stages: the outdoor Coachella stage and Outdoor Theatre; open air tents the Sahara, Mojave and Gobi; the closed (and blissfully air-conditioned) tents Yuma and Sonora. The headliners play on the Coachella stage. The Sahara traditionally features the largest EDM acts on the bill, and in more recent years, rap and K-Pop. The Yuma is more geared toward house music and usually has a glittering shark-shaped disco ball inside. The Sonora has been a home for most of the up-and-coming rock and punk bands on the bill. Beyond the seven major stages, there’s also the Do Lab, an EDM oasis with water cannons, usually some aerial artists and always some big surprise guests. (Did we ever tell you about the time Skrillex showed up?) Other installations have also featured performances, like the Heineken House, where Thundercat and Flying Lotus are teaming up this year. There are also musical things happening in the campgrounds, like the Silent Disco.

How can I watch the Coachella livestream?

You can celebrate Couchella again this year with the official Coachella livestream through YouTube at www.youtube.com/coachella. Pluses: A/C and cheaper food/drinks. Cons: You’re not there; no Spicy Pie. The stream starts at 4 p.m. April 15, which is a few hours after gates open and the music starts. You typically don’t see all of the artists on the livestream, but most of the big names do. There will also be a livestream for Weekend 2, but it typically is more low key than the first weekend. When we have the YouTube schedules, we’ll post them.

What’s the weather like at Coachella?

Great question. It can definitely get into the triple digits during the day, but it will cool off into the 60s at night. Some years are more mild during the day, like when it started drizzling in 2012. For Weekend 1, weather.com says it’s looking like highs of upper 80s into the low-mid 90s as of April 5. Weekend 2, if history is any indicator, it’s likely going to be inching toward or into triple digits. Also, be prepared for wind. It kicks up the dust.

What are the COVID-19 rules for Coachella?

You no longer have to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test to attend Coachella. That being said, you’re going to be around 125,000 people, so… The festival’s website suggests wearing a face covering to protect yourself from the desert dust. That’s sound advice and it can protect you from germs, too.

What should I pack for Coachella?

My musts: Comfortable shoes and socks, sunglasses (but not your priceless vintage ones), sunscreen (no aerosols allowed inside), mask, hand sanitizer, a hoodie for when it gets cold at night. Note that there are some changes in what you can/can’t bring this year.

Do you have to pay for parking at Coachella?

If you want regular parking, not at all. There are some parking fees if you want upgraded parking or if you’re paying to camp with your car.

Where are the shuttle stops for Coachella?

Valley Music Travel is running the shuttles. You can see all of the details on their page.

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