How to get Coachella Tickets


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has made a name for itself as the premiere US music festival. Tens of thousands of fans flock to the Indio Valley in Southern California for two weekends packed with a multitude of eclectic big name musicians. But every year tickets sell out faster than the previous year,  SO…

Here are our tips to make sure you get tickets.

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(The metaphor: Space person is you, the people are tickets, and you’re just trying to snag some.)


The key is knowing when they go onsale.

Coachella passes are usually available for presale, or Advance Sale, in May a few days after the dates of the event are announced. The general onsale is usually in January of the following year, a few days after the lineup is announced.


Date of Advance Sale

Date of General Onsale

Coachella 2016

June 4th 2015

January 8, 2016

Coachella 2015

May 16, 2014

January 7, 2015

Coachella 2014

May 24, 2013

January 10, 2014


The onsale and lineup announcements are usually well publicized through Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and any other entertainment website.  But we would recommend joining the Coachella mailing list so you can’t miss their announcements:

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 And some other things to keep in mind…

  • Coachella sells tickets through, and if you create a Frontgate account, your checkout process will be faster. You’ll be just one click of a button away from actually having tickets.

  • Think about the logistics of your trip before the onsale date. When buying your tickets, you can purchase the camping, parking, and shuttle bus passes too. You will not be able to purchase them separately through Frontgate. Be ready to check those out during your initial ticket purchase.

  • Coachella is expensive! To help you out, they actually have a payment plan during the advance sale (but ONLY the advance sale!). 20% of your total price is due at checkout, and then they allow you up to six monthly payments.

  • If you took our advice and made it to for the onsale, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room before you are selected to buy tickets. We suggest opening on multiple browsers (2-5) to better your odds of getting tickets.

Still have questions or concerns?  Feel free to email us at, and we’ll see how else we can help!

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