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Coachella 2020: Dates, location, information, tips, and tricks for the festival

The 2020 Coachella Music and Arts festival is coming this fall…yes, it’s now happening in the fall! Here are the dates, location ,ticket and lineup information, and some tips and tricks for the biggest festival in the world.

Coachella 2020 dates

Originally scheduled for April 10 – 12 and April 17 – 19, 2020, the 2020 Coachella Music and Arts Festival will now take place in October, due to the coronavirus.  The updated dates are.

Weekend 1: October 9 – 11, 2020
Weekend 2: October 16 – 18, 2020

Coachella will be followed once again by the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on October 24- 25.

Statement About the Updated Fall Dates

On March 10, Goldenvoice released the following statement:

At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.

Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall.

Yes, my friend.  It’s happening and it’s definitely going to be a bit different.

INDIO, CA – APRIL 13: Festivalgoers attend the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

How Much are tickets to Coachella?

General admission passes were sold for $399 plus fees.  VIP wristbands were $929 plus fees. All passes have since sold out.

Coachella 2020 Lineup:

Here is your official Coachella 2020 lineup:

We listed all of the artists in alphabetical order at the bottom of this post.

Coachella Location

The three-day festival takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio – which is about 30 minutes east of Palm Springs.

(Instagram)

For those who drive in from Los Angeles or Orange County, expect to see some traffic coming in on Thursday and Friday, especially through Cabazon and the Banning and Beamont areas along the 10 Freeway.  There is also always terrible traffic Monday morning following the festival.

Where Should You Stay for Coachella

Funny you should ask!  We have a whole guide for that here.

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Coachella Festival Tips and Tricks

So let me start this by saying that I have lived in the Palm Springs Area for over 20 years and have attended over 30 Goldenvoice fests in Indio including Coachella, Desert Trip, and, of course Stagecoach.  Here are five things that I have picked up over the years.

1) Get a Shuttle Pass

Unless you are camping out at the festival, get yourself a shuttle pass. The shuttles are pretty great.  There are plenty of pickup points around the desert and the buses run pretty regularly so you don’t have to wait around all day to catch one.  Bring a beer or two on the bus (cans not bottles) and enjoy your ride in rather than being stuck behind the wheel in traffic and then later trying to remember where you parked.

Pro-Tip: Check StubHub to find them at a discount.

2) Hydrate!

Indio gets hot in April.  Add to that some booze (and whatever else you might be enjoying) and you could be in for a world of hurt if you don’t remember to drink some freakin’ water.  Get a huge jug of water and pound that thing while you are kicking it by the pool to pre-party.  Then use the refillable water stations to keep hydrated inside of Coachella.  Also, buy your Pedialyte before you get to town as many of the stores mark that stuff way up for the festival weekends.

3) Buy a Mask and a Neti Pot

You have heard of Cough-chella and it’s the real deal, man.  You can do your best to avoid it by grabbing an inexpensive bandana mask to wear while walking around the dusty areas and a Neti Pot to clear everything out at the end of the night.

4) Stay Somewhere that Makes Sense

The Palm Springs Area is sprawling.  You might save money by staying somewhere like Yucca Valley or Beaumont (I have talked to people at the fest that did this), but then you are basically an hour away from Coachella and that drive back to the hotel is gonna suck.  We have some tips for where to stay here.

5) Don’t Leave Monday Morning

The traffic getting out of the Coachella Valley on the morning after Coachella always bloooooooows.  Just plan on staying another day or, at the very least, plan on kicking it in the desert until Monday evening when things start to get back to normal.  You can spend that time by the pool, taking a hike (also hydrate for that), or checking out some of the local attractions like the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway or the Palm Springs Air Museum.

What if You Don’t Go

No worries.  You can still catch plenty of the Coachella performances on YouTube – well, at least during Weekend One.  So, if you don’t manage to snag tickets or just can’t get the weekend off of work, you can still enjoy part of the fest.

Here’s full Coachella 2020 lineup in alphabetical order:

  • (Sandy) Alex G
  • 100 gecs
  • 21 Savage
  • 88rising’s Double Happiness
  • Adam Port
  • Alec Benjamin
  • Ali Gatie
  • Altın Gün
  • Amber Mark
  • Amyl and the Sniffers
  • Anitta
  • ANNA
  • Anna Calvi
  • Ari Lennox
  • Aya Nakamura
  • BADBADNOTGOOD
  • Banda MS
  • beabadoobee
  • Beach Bunny
  • Beach Goons
  • Bedouin
  • Big Sean
  • Big Wild
  • BIGBANG
  • Bishop Briggs
  • black midi
  • Black Pumas
  • Black Coffee
  • BROCKHAMPTON
  • Calvin Harris
  • Caribou
  • Cariño
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Channel Tres
  • Charli XCX
  • Chelsea Cutler
  • Chicano Batman
  • Chris Liebing
  • City Girls
  • Code Orange
  • Conan Gray
  • Crumb
  • Cuco
  • DaBaby
  • Damian Lazarus
  • Daniel Caesar
  • Danny Elfman
  • Daphni
  • Dave
  • Denzel Curry
  • Detlef
  • Disclosure
  • Dixon
  • DJ Koze
  • DJ Lord
  • Doja Cat
  • Dom Dolla
  • Duck Sauce
  • Duke Dumont
  • Ed Maverick
  • ela minus
  • Ellen Allien
  • Emo Nite
  • Emotional Oranges
  • Epik High
  • Erick Morillo
  • Ezra Collective
  • Fatboy Slim
  • FKA twigs
  • Floating Points
  • Flume
  • Fontaines D.C.
  • Frank Ocean
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
  • Friendly Fires
  • GG Magree
  • girl in red
  • Giselle Woo & The Night Owls
  • GRiZ
  • Guy Laliberté
  • Hatsune Miku
  • Hayden James
  • Hot Chip
  • IDLES
  • Inner Wave
  • J.I.D
  • Jai Wolf
  • Jayda G
  • Jessie Reyez
  • Joji
  • Kim Petras
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Koffee
  • Kruder & Dorfmeister
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
  • Kyle Watson
  • Kynda Black
  • L’Impératrice
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Lane 8
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Ленинград (Leningrad)
  • Lewis Capaldi
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Lost Kings
  • Louis The Child
  • Luttrell
  • Madeon
  • Malaa
  • Mannequin Pussy
  • Mariah the Scientist
  • Marina
  • Masego
  • Matoma
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Melé
  • MIKA
  • Monolink
  • Mura Masa
  • NIKI
  • Nilüfer Yanya
  • Noname
  • Olivia O’Brien
  • Omar Apollo
  • ONYVAA
  • Orville Peck
  • Pabllo Vittar
  • Paco Osuna
  • Peggy Gou
  • Pink Sweat$
  • Princess Nokia
  • PUP
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Raveena
  • Rex Orange County
  • Rich Brian
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Run The Jewels
  • Sahar Z
  • Sama’
  • Sampa The Great
  • Sara Landry
  • Sasha Sloan
  • Satori
  • SebastiAn
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
  • Skegss
  • SLANDER
  • Sleaford Mods
  • slowthai
  • Snail Mail
  • Steve Lacy
  • Summer Walker
  • Swae Lee
  • Tchami
  • Testpilot
  • The Chats
  • The Comet Is Coming
  • The HU
  • The Martinez Brothers
  • The Murder Capital
  • The Regrettes
  • Thom Yorke | Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
  • Tiga
  • TNGHT
  • TOKiMONSTA
  • Travis Scott
  • Viagra Boys
  • VNSSA
  • Weyes Blood
  • Whipped Cream
  • Yaeji
  • YBN Cordae
  • YUNGBLUD

Enjoy Coachella 2020!

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