Top Tips For Festival Goers And What Its Like To Be At Coachella

Most people have heard about the cultural phenomenon that is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Not only is this one of the largest gatherings of brand influencers in the world, but this also brings some of the most famous celebrities as well.

Tips To Survive Your First Coachella


Going to this festival is much like going to other festivals as the survival guide differs immensely. Burning Man is a great example of an event seasoned festival-goers are ready for but for first-timers, this event can be potentially dangerous.

For all festivals, it is imperative to make sure that you stay hydrated as the sun along with alcohol can leave you extremely dehydrated. The sun is going to be a factor so making sure to wear the appropriate sunblock can make for a far more comfortable experience at the festival.

For those going to a group, it is important to have a specific meeting place if you get separated. Phones can work sporadically depending on the network so this is a failsafe. Do not text questions but rather statements about where you will be as well as when.

Phones do work but spotty communication makes this method of texting far more effective than hoping messages do not all flood in at once.

Bringing the necessities such as toiletries can be a lifesaver like that of toilet paper or baby wipes. The last thing anyone wants is to be stuck in a disgusting porta potty in the sweltering heat. Breath mints can be very useful as well as a long day at a festival can leave your breath quite pungent.


The urge to video every second of every performance is not something that is rare in today’s culture. Resist this urge as having a phone battery is immensely important to find friends or others you have met at the festival.

Coachella is a blending of cultures so it can be quite easy to meet a variety of interesting people from different walks of life.

Do not be that group that gets to the festival late as traffic is only going to worsen throughout the day. Main attractions or performances are going to be the most intense so get into a great spot early.

The last thing anyone wants is to have their favorite musical performer be so far away that they can hardly be seen. Fighting through crowds is never a good idea either as this can lead to confrontation and frankly is rude for the most part.

Still in disbelief that something this intense and star-studded exists?

Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. A popular music and arts fest held every year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on which you can check out more on, where you can enjoy performances from some of the most celebrated musical acts in the world, along with shows featuring up-and-coming talents, reuniting groups, and a lot more.

The event takes place over a series of three-day weekends in April, so there’s plenty for you and your friends to see. If you can’t make it there, this video is the next best thing!

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