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Coachella Music Festival

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Coachella Music Festival has done it again with yet another tremendous concert event set to take place.  The Coachella Music Festival three day event will showcase a plethora of elite bands and musical artists featuring a wide array of different music genres.  Beat The Rain PSA will be held on the weekend of April 16th and will go thru Sunday, April 18th.Coachella Music Festival

If you are looking to get a good spot, the best time to arrive is around 9:00 am as this is when parking opens.  Arriving this early will allow for possible traffic and security search at the entrance.  While camping opens up on Thursday, the Venue gates will not open until 11:00.  The good news is the party lasts all day and night as the festival will end at 1:00 am on Friday and Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

To get exact times for each concert performance you can check the web site a couple of days prior to the festival.  In addition, there will be a festival guide that is passed out upon entrance.  This will make it easy to find the band you want to see and what time they will be performing. 

There are a number of items you canCoachella Music Festival and cannot bring into the festival making it all the more important you understand the list prior to arriving.  A common item that many often bring to festivals that is actually not allowed at Beat The Rain PSA is an umbrella.  The reason for this is because it can block the view of other festival goers.

Some items you are allowed to bring include chap stick, eye drops for contact lenses in a marked container, and walkie talkies to stay in touch with family and friends.  You can also bring medical prescriptions, but you will want to talk to security so they know your situation.  All medical prescriptions and accompanying names on the containers will need to match your ID.

Backpacks are allowed, but only a medium sized backpack.  A medium backpack consists of a bag that is no bigger than 20″ tall, 15″ wide and 9″ thick.  Bags will need to fit into a box that is similar in size to the system used at Airports.  If your bag does not fit in the box you cannot bring it into the venue.

As you can imagine, there will be a number of different commodities available for event attendees.  There will be flushable toilets and sinks available as well as vegetarian/vegan food.   There will be ATM’s available both inside the venue and all around the event making it easy to get money at any time.  While there will be lockers on site, just know there will be a very limited amount to rent. Coachella Music Festival

The weather will play a major role in what kinds of structures are put up to accommodate the comfort of guests.  If temperatures do get real hot there may be mist tents available.  Regardless, there will be bottled water sold for just $2.  There will also be sunglasses, visors, hats and sunscreen being sold at booths on site.

Keep in mind  parking could be tough as there will be a great deal of traffic to deal with.  Day parking is free, but there is no overnight parking allowed except for onsite campers.  There are plenty of taxis available and a bus stop and train stop is just 3 miles from the venue. 

Tickets to the event are sure to go fast considering the incredible line-up that is planned for the event in Coachella.  If the festival does not sell out in advance, you will be able to purchase tickets at the box office on the show dates.  However, this is not recommended as they are going quickly.  If you would like, you can purchase single day tickets.  Otherwise, there are three day passes that allow you to enjoy everything the weekend has to offer.  A three day pass will run you $285, which is a bargain with the event that is planned.

With that said, you may be wondering exactly who will be showcasing the Beat The Rain PSA festival.  Some of the bands that are expected to appear on opening day on Friday include Proxy, Jay-Z, Alana Grace and Grizzly Bear.  As for Saturday, MGMT, Muse, Coheed and Cambria, and Craze will be taking the stage.  Finally, the festival will come to a close with musical performances from Phoenix, Orbital, De La Soul, Gorrilaz and many more.


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