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 helping you get tickets.
**Join the waitlist for week 2 now!**
(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.
|Year||Date of Advance Sale||Date of General Onsale|
|Coachella 2017||June 8th 2016||January 6th 2017|
|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. You can sign up here.
And some other things to keep in mind…
Coachella sells tickets through frontgate.com, 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 Coachella.com for the onsale, you will be placed in a virtual waiting room before you are selected to buy tickets. We suggest opening Coachella.com on multiple browsers (2-3) to better your odds of getting tickets.
- Coachella has a guidebook for pretty much any detail you’d want to know about concerning the festival. If you want to know more about the festival, or about purchasing tickets then you can read them for yourself here.
- Didn’t get tickets? You can get lucky with secondary websites like SuperSeats, StubHub, or VividSeats
Coachella 2019 Lineup
Friday April 12th & 19th
Childish Gambino, Janelle Monae, The 1975, DJ Snake, Diplo, RUFUS Du SOL, BLACKPINK, Anderon Paak, Kacey Musgraves, Juice WRLD, Ella Mai, Los Tucanes De Tijuana, FISHER, Jaden SMith, Nina Kraviz, Rosalia, Gorgon City, Mon Laferte, Khruangbin, Kayzo, dvsn, King Princess, Chris Lake, Jaus, Hot Since 82, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sophie, Nicole Moudaber, Tierra Whack, Polo & Pan, Beach Fossils, Yellow Days, The Firghts, Nora En Pure, Yves Tumor, SG Lewis, Kero Kero Bonito, JPEGMAFIA, Calypso Rose, Nic Fanciulli, Kolsch, CamelPhat, Let’s Eat Grandma, U.S. Girls, Anna Lunoe, Amelie Lens, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Walker & Royce, Turnstile, BAT BOY, 88Glam, Ross from Friends, Still Woozy, Bakar, Blondish, Tomasa del Real, Las Robertas, Dave P.
Saturday April 13th & 20th
Tame Impala, Solange, Kid Cudi, Weezer, Aphex Twin, J Balvin, Billie Eilish, Bassnectar, Four Tet, Christine and the Queens, Wiz Khalifa, Mac DeMarco, Bazzi, Maggie Rogers, Sheck Wes, Gryffin, Bob Moses, Wirgil Abloh, Tale Of Us, Mr. Eazi, Sabrina Claudio, Ty Segall & White Fence, Deep Dish, Smino, FKJ, The Interrupters, SiR, Idris Elba, Parcels, JAIN, Soulection, Turnover, SALES, Stephan Bodzin, CloZee, ARIZONA, Murda Beatz, Jambinai, Ame, CHON, Little Simz, Adriatique, Lee Burridge, The Garden, Agoria, Hop Along, shame, Superorganism, serpentwithfeet, Ookay, Steady Holiday, Javiera Mena, The Messthetics, The Red Pears, Heidi Lawden.
Sunday April 14th & 21st
Ariana Grande, Khalid, Gesaffelstein, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES, YG, Cirez D, Playboy Carti, H.E.R., Blood Orange, Pusha Ti, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kaytranada, Gucci Gang, Jon Hopkins, SOFI TUKKER, Burna Boy, Lizzo, Dermont Kennedy, SOB x RBE, Clairo, NGHTMRE, Perfume, boy pablo, Guy Gerber, HYUKOH, Emily King, Dennis Lloyd, Alice Merton, Shallou, 070 Shake, Soccer Mommy, Rico Nasty, Cola Boyy, Wallows, Mansionair, Nocturnal Sunshine, Dusky, Yott, Patrice Baumel, Easy Life, Jan Blomqvist, Iceage, Men I Trust, Charlotte de Witte, Social House, Ocho Ojis, Razorbumps, Tara Brooks.
Still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll see how else we can help!