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Coachella 2019 Dates Announced

Pre-sale tickets for the 20th anniversary edition go on sale this Friday, June 1

The 2019 Coachella Music and Arts Festival will take place on the weekends of April 12-14 and 19-21, 2019.

It will be the 20th anniversary of the festival – and the 20th edition. The now iconic music festival in Indio, California sputtered at its start with an inaugural event in the fall of 1999, did not return in 2000, and then settled into its April timeslot in 2001. Producer Goldenvoice appears to be leaning in to the milestone, touting the 20th anniversary in its opening line of a press release.

While the festival’s cultural relevance has expanded beyond music to reach a hallowed status amongst fashion, food, celebrity, and social media industries, the 2019 dates will have holy reverence for some. Both Easter and the first night of Passover fall on the second weekend.

Pre-sale tickets will go on sale at 11 a.m. PDT this Friday, June 1, although the lineup will not be revealed until January.  Regardless, the pre-sale has sold out every year. A secondary general on sale follows after the lineup announcement in January.

Prices will remain steady at the 2018 levels: $429 for General Admission and $999 for VIP.

The most exclusive wristbands available to the general public are festival “Guest” bands, which confer side stage viewing access, golf cart transportation, and other perks. These are only available with on-site glamping accommodations in a “Safari Tent,” going for $9,500 all-in for two people or $14,500 for four people (the cheapest “Guest” band option split at $3,625/person).

Responding to the campers’ demands for prime real estate close to the festival entrance and alleviating some of the middle-of-the-night early bird arrivals around Indio, the festival will debut new “Preferred Camping” passes for 2019. These guarantee space close to the ferris wheel for a $200 premium above the normal $125 camping pass.