Coachella 2024: everything we know about the 2024 desert festival

Get ready for another desert extravaganza. We answer all your Coachella questions.


Coachella is one of the world’s most famous festivals. Loved by music fans and influencers alike, it kicks off festival season on the world stage and boasts a lineup of some of the biggest names in hip-hop, pop and EDM. Last year’s headliners were BLACKPINK, Frank Ocean and Bad Bunny and celebrity guests included the Biebers, the Kardashian-Jenners and internet stars like Emma Chamberlain and Charli D’Amelio. The Forty-Five has reported from Coachella multiple times and we’re here to answer your burning questions about the 2024 festival.

When is Coachella 2024?

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 – Sun, 21 Apr 2024.

Where is Coachella?

Coachella takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. It’s about a three-hour drive from Los Angeles and about an hour from Palm Springs. The site is a Polo Club – essentially a large dusty area with very-dry grass underfoot. It’s very dusty and very hot and you will walk a lot, so don’t wear flip-flops.


How can I get Coachella tickets?

Register to get access to a Coachella presale this Friday 19 January at 11AM Pacific Time.

How much do Coachella tickets cost?

Weekend, general admission tickets start at $549 plus booking fees for weekend one (there are still some earlybird tickets left for weekend two which start at $499. They are currently listed on StubHub for $471-$485. VIP tickets are $1269. There is more availability for weekend two so the ticket page recommends registering for those passes.

Who is headlining Coachella 2024?

Doja Cat, Lana Del Rey and Tyler, The Creator. Arguably three headliners we’ve been the most excited about in a while.

We caught Doja Cat’s vastly ambitious show in 2022 which set out her stall to be a future headliner so we’re thrilled to see her top the bill. Lana Del Rey got served a raw deal at Glastonbury 2023 when her Other Stage headline slot got cut short due to a late start so we’ll be excited to see what she brings to a Coachella headline. And Tyler always delivers creativity – so no doubt this will be a memorable set.

Who else is playing Coachella 2024?

We have a lineup poster! Other notable additions are British buzz band, The Last Dinner Party, Mercury-Prize nominee, Olivia Dean, Coi Leray, LE SSERAFIM, Ice Spice, Peggy Gou, Sabrina Carpenter and loads more.

No Doubt are specially billed as making their grand return which continues a spectacular tradition of Coachella reunions. Sublime are listed as Saturday guests – will Gwen Stefani join them to sing ‘Saw Red’?

Notable absences are Olivia Rodrigo who hasn’t played Coachella before but was rumoured to headline this year and Dua Lipa who is also in album promo mode.

What’s changing for 2024?

The Sahara tent – the festival’s home for electronic music – is moving to a whole new area that the festival has never been into before. Work began in December for a steel structure that’s 320ft long which promises more capacity and more production possibilities.

Is Coachella worth it?

It depends what you’re looking for. You’ll be pushed to find a lineup of bigger names anywhere in the world. We are big Glastonbury fans at The Forty-Five and it’s a very different experience. No expense is spared on the sets, staging and lighting at Coachella – probably because acts are paid a lot more to perform. But the weather and desert environment can make it a little gruelling. We wrote about what it’s like to attend Coachella in your thirties.

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