Coachella Blues? There Is Always Next Year

If you are still crying over the fact that you did not get to see Beyoncé Run The World at Coachella or Slim Shady reunite with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, it is time to get rid of those Coachella blues and start planning your trip to this amazing festival in California. Coachella delivers musical greatness every year, so don’t worry that you missed out on the headliners this time around; they are bound to be just as incredible in 2019, 2020, and so on! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some tips on planning the perfect Coachella getaway…

Have a meeting point – Although we have Wi-Fi today, a meeting point will always come in handy. You never know, someone may run out of battery or lose their phone! However, be mindful of choosing the spaceman, as he moves!

You will need a plan – One thing a lot of Coachella newbies do not plan for is just how long it is going to take to get from stage to stage. When it is crowded, it can take you a good half an hour to get from the main stage to the Sahara tent, so make sure you keep this in mind. It is a good idea to print out the set list and take it with you. While there are staff members handing out pamphlets, the last thing you want to do is waste your time chasing down one of these. Instead, print out the set list in advance so you can make a plan for the day. This will ensure you do not miss anyone you want to see live.

Book accommodation early – Needless to say, you are going to need to book accommodation early because California will be jam-packed at this time of year. There are lots of great places to stay here, with something for all budgets. There are popular hotels like the Aqua Breeze Inn, as well as motels and cheap B&Bs. You can also find lavish villas and penthouses if you really want the five-star treatment during your festival getaway.

Buy merchandise on the first day – Like any tourist, you are probably going to want some Coachella merchandise to take home with you. It is advisable to buy this on the first day. At the end of every evening, the merchandise tent is heaving. You will find yourself waiting in the queue for 30 minutes only to discover the T-shirt you want is sold out.

Take it slow – A lot of people feel the need to rush around Coachella because they worry that they are never going to get to see everything. Don’t panic. If you have ever been to Glastonbury or Budapest’s Sziget Festival, Coachella is actually smaller. Plus, there are plenty of chill spots, which you should definitely make the most of.

So there you have it: some useful tips if you are planning on experiencing the Coachella Music Festival yourself. Hopefully, the advice above will help you to feel more prepared if you have never been there before. One thing is for sure, though; you will have an incredible time!

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