Coachella Fun Facts, 2015 Lineup, Set Times, Tips and more

The Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival will be here before you know it. Tickets are sold out as usual, but there are still plenty of tickets available on TicketsNow, Ebay, VividSeats and other aftermarket ticketing sites. The lineup for 2015 looks amazing, so if you can make the trek, it will definitely be worth the trip.

If you are leaving from San Francisco and want to save a few bucks on your trip to the festival, check out the Coachella Party Bus (or maybe a Coachella Helicopter)!

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Some Fun Facts about Coachella:

-The concept of a festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA can be traced back to a Pearl Jam concert that took place there in 1993 when the band was boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The success of the show validated the area as a place to hold a large festival and paved the way for the inaugural Coachella Music Festival six years later.

-The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival began in 1999 as a 2-day event with some pretty big headliners including Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Morrissey, Perry Farrell, Ben Harper and more! Some notable acts listed in “small font” are A-Trak, Amon Tobin, Modest Mouse, A Perfect Circle and DJ Shadow. The event lost over $750,000 and had 17,000 people on Day 1 and 20,000 on Day 2.

The First Coachella in 1999

-A Perfect Circle was the first band to play at Coachella

-Because of the major loss in Year 1, Coachella did not return for a second year in 2000. With the help of AEG, who acquired Goldenvoice (creators of Coachella), The festival returned in 2001 as a 1-day festival with Jane’s Addiction, Paul Oakenfold, The Roots, Chemical Brothers, Weezer and more on the bill.

-In 2007, the organizers extended the festival to 3 days. In 2012, the festival was extended to 2 weekends with the same lineup.

-The first year that Coachella sold out was 2004 with The Cure, Radiohead, The Pixies and The Flaming Lips at the top of the lineup.

-Coachella is the most profitable music festival in the US. In 2014, the festival had an attendance of over 579,000 people and grossed $78.3 Million.

Roger Waters Pig Coachella

-There have been a lot of notable performances and surprise acts along with a fair amount of unexpected issues over the years. One interesting situation occurred in 2008 when a giant, inflatable pig that was part of Roger Waters headlining set accidentally got loose and floated away. A couple of days later and a few miles away, the pig landed in a neighborhood. The people who found it were given $10,000 and 4 lifetime passes to the festival.

-Perry Farrell is the only person who has performed at every Coachella (12 times)

Coachella 2015

Now it’s time to get ready for Coachella 2015! The three days of the festival feature artists from every genre of music from Hip Hop to Indie Rock to EDM, so it will be hard to find a time where there wasn’t at least one artist that you would like to see. Make sure to check out some new artists and different genres that you wouldn’t normally see. Music festivals are the best way to expand your taste in music and try something new…

 

THE COACHELLA 2015 MAP

 

Coachella 2015 Map

 

COACHELLA SET TIMES

The set times have finally been released. Take some time to check out the schedule and see where all the conflicts are. You can also download the Coachella app to make sure you make the most of your weekend.

Coachella Set Times 2015

FRIDAY

Coachella Set Times Friday

 

SATURDAY

Coachella-Set Times-Saturday

 

SUNDAY

Coachella Set Times Sunday

The Coachella Lineup for 2015:
FRIDAY

ACDC
Tame Impala
Interpol
Steely Dan
Alesso
Alabama Shakes
Nero
Ride
Azealia Banks
Flying Lotus
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah
Lykke Li
Caribou
DJ Snake
Porter Robinson
Todd Terje & the Olsens
Angus & Julia Stone
Hot Natured
Squarepusher
Kiesza
Action Bronson
George Ezra
Gorgon City
Reverend Gorton Geat
Sylvan Esso
Kimbra
Vic Mensa
Keys N Krates
Erol Alkan
Kele
Cloud Nothings
MK
Ab-Soul
Pete Tong
Haerts
Eagulls
Allah-Las
Alvin Risk
Jon Hopkins
Chris Malinchak
Oliver Heldens
Ryan Hemsworth
Brant Bjork & the Low Desert Punk Band
Marques Wyatt
Jason Bentley
The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Los Rakas

SATURDAY

Jack White
The Weeknd
Aswell ^ Ingrosso
alt-J
Belle and Sebastion
Hozier
Ratatat
Flosstradamus
Bad Religion
FKA Twigs
SBTRKT
Tyler, The Creator
Father John Misty
The War on Drugs
Tycho
Deorro
Run the Jewels
Chet Faker
Kasahian
Drive Like Jehu
Swans
Clean Bandit
Milky Change
Glass Animals
Toro y Moi
Jungle
New World Punx
Alison Wonderland
Loco Dice
Royal Blood
Danny Tenaglia
Antemasque
The Gaslamp Killer Experience
Parquet Courts
Gramatik
Lights
What So Not
Yellow Claw
Marco Carola
DJ Harvey
Tale of Us
Yelle
Andrew McMahon
Carl Craig
St. Paul And The Broken Bones
Cashmare Cat
Phox
Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich
Fussible
Tourist
Matthew Koma
Perfume Genius
Benjamin Booker
Bad Suns
Ryn Weaver
Jamestown Revival
Ruen Brothers
Bixel Boys
Andrea Olivia
Radkey
Coasts
Until The Ribbon Breaks

Sunday, April 12 and 19

Drake
Florence And The Machine
Kaskade
Ryan Adams
St. Vincent
David Guetta
Marina And The Diamonds
Fitz And The Tantrums
Madeon
Brand New
Kygo
Odesza
Stromae
Gesaffelstein
RAC
Circa Survive
Jenny Lewis
Desaparecidos
Jamie xx
Martin Solveig
Built to Spill
Duke Dumont
Lil B
Mac DeMarco
Vance Joy
J.E.S.&S.
Kaytranada
R3hab
St. Lucia
Panda Bear
Dirty South
Off!
Claude Von stroke
Charles Bradley
Philip Selway
Cedric Gervais
Dubfire
Touché Amoré
Joyce Manor
Angel Olsen
John Talabot
Tiger and Woods
Stufill Simpson
Annie Mac
Sloan
Chicano Batman
MB
Doc Martin
Saint Motel
tINI
The Orwells
The Cribs
Ben Klock
Night Terrors of 1927

The Rules of Coachella:

VENUE GATES OPEN AT 11:00AM EACH DAY
RAIN OR SHINE
EVERYONE SUBJECT TO SEARCH UPON ENTRY
CAMPING OPENS THURSDAY 9:00AM
FESTIVAL PASS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
DAY PARKING IS FREE
THE FESTIVAL IS ALL AGES. AGE 5 & UNDER ARE FREE.
WRISTBANDS VOID IF TAMPERED WITH OR REMOVED
LINE UP / SET TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Things you can and cannot bring inside the festival:

NO AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES
NO BLANKETS
NO BOTA BAGS
NO CHAINS / CHAIN WALLETS
NO CHAIRS
NO DRONES, REMOTE CONTROL AIRCRAFT, TOYS/CARS
NO DRUGS & DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
NO FIREWORKS / EXPLOSIVES
NO FLAGS
NO HULA HOOPS
NO INSTRUMENTS
NO KNIVES / WEAPONS ETC.
NO LASER POINTERS
NO OUTSIDE FOOD & BEVERAGES
NO PETS
NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS
NO SELFIE STICKS / NARSISSTICS
NO SHARPIES / MARKERS
NO STUFFED ANIMALS
NO REFUNDS / EXCHANGES / CANCELLATIONS
NO TENTS
NO TAILGATING IN PARKING LOTS
NO TOTEMS
NO UMBRELLAS
NO VIDEO CAMERAS

YES ALL AGES WELCOME
YES AGES 5 & UNDER FREE
YES BACKPACKS (MEDIUM)
YES CAMELPACKS (EMPTY)
YES CELL PHONES & CHARGERS
YES CIGARETTES
YES DANCING SHOES
YES DIGITAL & FILM CAMERAS (NON-PRO)
YES FANNY PACKS
YES GOPROS (NO POLES OR EXTENDERS)
YES HATS
YES INS & OUTS
YES LIGHTERS
YES PARASOLS
YES SMALL BEACH TOWEL
YES SMILES
YES SUN BLOCK
YES SUNGLASSES
YES WALKIE TALKIES

Can’t Make it to Coachella? Check out the Outside Lands Lineup!