Coachella kicks off again on Friday near the California desert town of Indio near Palm Springs. A standout is Puerto Rican pop star Bad Bunny (“Un Verano Sin Ti”). For the first time in the history of the major festival, the festival is headlined exclusively by non-white artists. Bad Bunny follows South Korean pop group Blackpink and R&B singer Frank Ocean.
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, has been putting out one record after another lately. On the Spotify charts, the 29-year-old has been the most streamed artist in the world for three years. He is now the first Spanish-speaking artist to win a prominent spot at Coachella. Other acts include Gorillaz, Rosalia, Björk, Ocean, and Calvin Harris, among others.
Admission prices are between 500 and 13,600 euros
Not only musically, but also culinary, Coachella is considered a special event. Over the past decade, the range of activities at the festival has steadily increased. Meanwhile, restaurants from all over the United States reserve their space under the famous Ferris wheel.
The live concerts will take place over two consecutive weekends, from April 14-16 and April 21-23, respectively. The lineup is identical on both dates. In 2022, the festival counted about 750,000 visitors — unlike last year, Coachella didn’t sell out immediately this time around.
Official prices range from $550 (€500) for the standard three-day ticket to $15,000 (€13,600) for the deluxe option, which includes an air-conditioned tent, private bathroom, and transportation around the festival site via golf cart.
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