The craze surrounding Coachella


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Sabrina Talpur, Staff Writer

“Coachella has definitely become the place to be when it comes around. Everyone wants to go the festival, listen to good music, and have a good time with friends,” said senior Marisely Monterroso.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a yearly two weekend, three day arts and music festival held in Indio, Calif. during the second and third weekends of April.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

The festival features many different types of music genres ranging from rock to electronic music. The music can be heard across the event where numerous stages constantly host the music live.

“The cool thing about Coachella is that a lot of the time there are really popular musical artists as headliners and just there to perform in general. But, there are also a lot of upcoming emerging artists and groups,” said senior Hannah Sorenson. “So there’s always probably going to be new music you haven’t heard of and end up really enjoying.”

This years headliners include OutKast, Muse, and Arcade Fire, along with many other well known artists performing at the festival as well. Some popular artists also appearing in this years line up include Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and Skrillex. There are also many groups performing this year who are not big shot artists.

Senior Iman Fawahl said, “The festival is sort of a podium for less well known artists to jump from and show everyone what they’ve got. There’s probably going to be several new artists everyone will be talking about after Coachella this year.”

As Fawahl said, many of the smaller name artists could potentially get more recognition for their work. Artists such as Flume, Caravan Palace, and Daughter might use the festival in their advantage to gain new listeners.

“Coachella sounds like a lot of fun but I feel like now a days a lot of the people attending the festival are only there to be seen there,” said sophomore Melissa Schwartz. “There’s obviously going to be a lot of dedicated and loyal fans too but I think there is a growing amount of people who just go so they can say they were there.”

Despite the intentions of those who attend the festival, Coachella has become one of the most famous and profitable music festivals in America. The tickets for weekend one, April 11-13, and weekend two, April 18-20, have already been sold out, but there are ways to live stream the event on the Internet.