We’re only a couple of weeks away from the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and it’s a safe bet anyone who’s planning to go already has their ticket. But do you already have a place to stay? If not, you’d better hurry, because accommodations are selling out fast.
Organizers of the April 16-18 event in Indio, Calif., announced today that all car and tent camping for this year is completely sold out. Gone. There’s no room at the inn.
So what do you do if you haven’t made plans for a place to stay yet? Don’t fret too much, there are probably still a few places to hang your hat for the night.
Here’s some good news: Once you book a hotel near the Empire Polo Club there’s a quick and easy way to get back and forth to the festival. Coachella has teamed up with Valley Music Travel to provide shuttles to and from the polo field.
Shuttle service is going to come in handy this year too, because for the first time all attendees will have in-and-out privileges. Let's say you get there at the start of the day to catch that up-and-coming band from the U.K. you read about on Pollstar but there’s no one else you really want to see until hours later. Now you can shuttle your way to your hotel to freshen up and then come back!
Speaking of tickets, there are still plenty left for this year’s festival, which features more than 130 acts like Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke’s Atoms for Peace, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Tiesto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Ltd.
Three-day weekend passes, priced at $269 plus surcharges are available from the usual suspects, as well as at Coachella.com.
For more info on shuttle transportation to and from the Empire Polo Club, visit ValleyMusicTravel.com/Coachella.php.