Coachella Music Festival returns to the desert
Things are heating up in Palm Springs as the city prepares to welcome an energetic crowd of music lovers and famous faces to the hugely popular Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
One of the biggest festivals on the global calendar, the two-weekend musical extravaganza will showcase some of the hottest names in the British music industry, with talented acts such as Florence and the Machine and four-time BRIT-nominated singer songwriter George Ezra set to take centre stage.
This year the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place across two separate weekends in April (10-13 and 17-19), with the Empire Polo Club fields once again playing host to the action. Each year Coachella features six stages and some of the biggest stars in music, from rising newcomers to well-established artists. This year is no exception with rock icons AC/DC, rapper Drake and The White Stripes’ former frontman Jack White among the headline acts. As well as star musical performances, the event’s 80,000 festivalgoers can also enjoy Coachella’s retro funfair with its iconic ferris wheel, an impressive array of sculptural art and a spectacular desert setting with guaranteed sunshine.
Known as the playground of the stars, Palm Springs offers the ideal base to combine a short break or longer holiday with Coachella. Transfers are just as easy-going as everything else about this desert city, with various shuttle buses connecting all the main city hotels to the polo field. Partygoers without a ticket to Coachella will find endless pool parties dotted throughout Palm Springs – bringing the festival fun right to their doorstep.
So you’ve got your ticket for Coachella but don’t fancy camping (and who can blame you). Read on for some off-site options in and around Palm Springs. And if you didn’t get the memo Coachella’s official site simply states that “Selfie sticks/Narcisists” are banned from attendance.
Where to stay in Palm Springs during Coachella Festival
The Parker Palm Springs
Read our review of this glamarous mid-century inspired Palm Springs hotel that would suit any jet setter heading to Coachella. The Parker Palm Springs is a great choice for Coachella.
Hard Rock Hotel
Want to party like a rock star, then the Hard Rock Palm Springs hotel should be on the top of your list. The hotel’s VIP rock star suite is the room to book.
Saguaro Palm Springs
The design conscious of you will want to consider this desert beauty. If you ever needed another reason to escape here, you have one now. The Saguaro Palm Springs is a stunning design-led hotel in the heart of the city.
And here are 16 reasons to explore Palm Springs whilst you are there.
Images courtesy of Visit Palm Springs and The Parrker, Hard Rock and Saguaro
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