Coachella 2019: Line-up, tickets, Kanye's Sunday Service and where you can watch it from home
From acts like Ariana Grande, Janelle Monet, Kacey Musgraves, and Billie Eilish set to perform this week and the likes of Kid Cudi making a comeback, this year will most definitely be one hell of a ride
Grab those flower crowns, beads and stacked chains — the star-studded music festival of the year is back! After a year of waiting, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to return over the weekend and it is just as big and crazy as you remember it. From acts like Ariana Grande, Janelle Monet, Kacey Musgraves, and Billie Eilish set to perform this week and the likes of Kid Cudi making a comeback, this year will most definitely be a hell of a ride. Here's everything you need to know about the famous music festival in the desert:
When will it be held?
Weekend 1 kicks off on Friday, April 12 and Weekend 2 goes on from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21. This year's festival marks the 20th anniversary of the festival so you can be more than certain that festival goers will be treated to an exceptional experience. It will be held at Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert in Indio, California.
Where can I get the tickets?
Passes are available through their official website. The lowest price tag for passes begin at $429 and include General Admission to the venue. General Admission and Shuttle passes come for $509 each. VIP passes come for $999 which include entrance to the Venue, VIP areas, and Day Parking lots for all three days as well as specialty food and drink vendors, air-conditioned restrooms, shaded seating areas and full cash bars. VIP Areas are located at the Five Peaks tents adjacent to the Main Stage and in the Rose Garden.
All passes require a wristband activation and if tampered with, the pass becomes void. As of now, all of the Weekend 1 passes are sold out and you'd have to get on the waiting list but if you really want to make it to Weekend 2, they are available.
What is the line up like?
This year, Coachella has eight massive stages for you to watch your favorite acts on.
Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Diplo, Weezer, J Balvin, Khalid, Zedd, Bassnectar, Chvrches, YG, Solange, The 1975, Aphex Twin, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, Christine and the Queens, Sheck Wes, Pusha T, DJ Seinfeld, DJ Snake, Gucci Gang, Lizzo, Sales and more.
If you're confused about why 'Luther's Idris Elba is also around, its because he is DJing this year. Take a look at the complete list here.
Kanye's Sunday Service
Kanye West is doing an invite-only Sunday Service for the Easter weekend on the morning of April 21, as Kim K revealed to Elle recently, the Service will only have music. "It's honestly more like a healing experience for my husband. It’s just music; there’s no sermon. It’s definitely something he believes in—Jesus—and there’s a Christian vibe. But there’s no preaching. It’s just a very spiritual Christian experience," she told the publication. It will also be Kim's very first time at the festival.
COACHELLA 2019 SUNDY SERVICE EASTER SUNDAY pic.twitter.com/YxY86gguft— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 31, 2019
Kanye reportedly has guests sign NDAs to attend the event. As of now, the official website hasn't revealed anything else.
How can you watch it at home?
If you think the price isn't right or that you're obviously ridiculously late for Coachella, just stream it at home. YouTube is the festival's live-streaming partner, so you can watch literally all the live acts over both weekends minus the dust and heat. Or, you can catch up on 'Game of Thrones' season 8 premiere on Sunday, April 14, on HBO and if those festival goer friends give you FOMO, just threaten them with spoilers.