This April the Coachella festival is back with an eclectic lineup that includes rock, electronic, hip hop artists, and many more. This year there are two weekends to work with, meaning a better chance of getting Coachella tickets!
April's most prominent festival is back once again and like last year it's spanning two weekends instead of the traditional one, giving festival-goers an extra chance to get Coachella tickets. Over 100 bands will perform at this year's Coachella, and headliners include Blur, The Stones Roses, Phoenix, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other bands performing at this year's Coachella include the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, The XX, Social Distortion, and the newly reunited Postal Service.
The origins of the Coachella Festival date back to 1993, when rock bands Tool and Pearl Jam performed at California's Empire Polo Club. Six years later, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was launched at the site. The first festival drew a crowd of 25,000 people who endured the grueling heat throughout the day; the Empire Polo Grounds sit in one of the hottest and driest areas of the Colorado Desert. The first festival ended up not generating any profit, causing the following year's festival to be canceled.
Needing to convince area officials that Coachella could make money, promoters brought in headlining acts like Bjork, Jane's Addiction and Oasis. The festival was moved to April to provide relief from the area's high temperatures, and it was extended to two days. The changes worked; the crowds began to get bigger and bigger, the festival was further extended to three days, and Coachella has become one of the most popular music festivals in the country. It position in mid-April makes Coachella one of the inaugural events of the music festival season and occurs several days before the Stagecoach Festival, which shares the site.
Other headliners from previous years include Leonard Cohen, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Muse, Jay-Z, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. So get your chance to see the hottest acts in music today, at one of the world's most popular music and arts festivals, by finding Coachella tickets at TicketNetwork.