By Danielle Valente published
Where is Coachella 2022? It looks like it’s finally time to whip your fringed vest out of the closet and venture back to the desert.
After a two-year COVID-related hiatus, the music and arts extravaganza is gearing up for its grand return. Without a doubt, the festival is keen on making up for lost time.
With a staggering lineup of hundreds of performers, fans have just learned that a trio of their favorite artists are set to headline the event: Kanye West (do you think Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson will make a pitstop to see him?), Billie Eilish and Harry Styles.
Plus, concertgoers will also be able to catch Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers—Paul Mescal will undoubtedly be in attendance, right?—Doja Cat, Big Sean and Carly Rae Jepsen, among plenty of others. Truthfully, we lost count a long time ago.
Though it’s tradition for Gen Z and millennials to welcome spring with flower crowns while dancing in the crowd, the return of Coachella seems like a tall task, given the fact that up to 125,000 visitors attend each day. With the recent spike in CPVOD cases, we have to wonder if this pre-pandemic plan will be able to move forward.
Safety plans and regulations will be in place, plus there’s a lot to learn before booking tickets. No sweat, though—we’ll walk you through everything!
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Where is Coachella 2022? When will it take place?
Coachella 2022 will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California from April 15–17 and 22–24.
Currently, there is a waitlist for week 1 tickets. If you missed out, hurry and drop in your information for week 2 presale tickets. If there’s an artist you simply cannot miss in the first week, or should your calendar get mixed up, you’re able to take advantage of the fan-to-fan ticket exchange.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the trade, which are listed on the Coachella website.
Coachella 2022 lineup: Who's performing?
The better question: who isn’t performing at Coachella 2022? Have a look at the just-released lineup below and mark your calendars accordingly.
How much are Coachella tickets?
General admission passes are currently $549, not including fees. The pass allows for entrance into the venue, as well as day parking for all three days, and grants GA pass holders access to the GA camping areas. If you want shuttle access as well general admission, that will set you back $633 for a pass.
Want to ball out? VIP passes can be yours for $1,119, which gets you all of the perks of GA passes as well as access to the Car & Tent camping areas and the venue VIP areas. The latter include "specialty food & drink vendors, air-conditioned restrooms, shaded seating areas and full cash bars," according to the festival's website.
There are a multitude of add-ons, including camping options and merchandise, so make sure to peruse the Passes section of the site when choosing your tickets.
What else is happening at Coachella 2022?
Large-scale art installations will also be featured at the weekend music event. You can catch works by Los Dos, Architensions, Do LaB and more. As usual, guests will also be able to take advantage of Ferris Wheel rides, recreational games at Field of Dreams, dance parties at The Dome and food trucks and vendors who are ready to keep bellies full. Check out all of the activities online.
Coachella hotel packages and accommodations
Coachella offers a variety of travel accommodations and packages: hotels and onsite camping options are currently available for booking via the event website.
Coachella 2022 COVID 19 protocols:
Guests will either need to show proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event or proof of full vaccination, according to the festival's safety protocols. The event will be in accordance with the public health requirements in place at the time of the festival dates.
What are the other rules of the festival?
Coachella considers itself a welcoming, safe environment for everyone. Be sure to familiarize yourself with what is and isn't allowed on the premises (the rules are as extensive as the lineup) and the event heavyweights recommend you always know where your nearest Safe Space, Medical Tent and Info Kiosk are located, just in case. Resources and emergency numbers are also available via the Coachella website.
Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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