Coachella is any festival goers biggest dream, it’s fashion week in the desert, it’s dancing with countless VIP’s and listening to the biggest names in the music industry. Coachella dominates the festival fields in summer with everything it has to offer. The music and arts festival kicks off each year at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire‘s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. The event is known for its widespread range of music genres. Striking new fashion trends which are revealed and worn by Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift, only to mention to a few.
Why should you go to Coachella?
Coachella is much more than just a 3 day music festival, it’s an experience in itself. One can experience the full glory with a VIP pass, giving you unlimited access to the Valley, or for those without a fat wallet, General Admission passes will still allow you the experiences you seek. Coachella occurs over two weekends – the first being 14-16 April 2017, and the second weekend being 21-23 April 2017. Several stages continuously host live music, with the main ones being Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent. Acts include names such as A$AP ROCKY, Calvin Harris, Flume, Of Monsters And Men, a local South African favorite; Black Coffee and many more globally recognized acts.
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The heavyweights of rock and rap are fully supported by an array of folk, electronic, deep house, roots rock, psychedelic, hip hop, and other myriad genres from all over the globe. Coachella spares no expenses with decorations and extreme sculptures can be seen all over the festival grounds, lighting up at night and creating an electric atmosphere.
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Coachella sets the current fashion trends that explode and become wildly popular among the urban youth. Coachella is a continuous fashion show that you see on the festival goers. Coachella attracts celebrities from Suki Waterhouse, Kylie Jenner to Zac Efron, you see all the latest and trendiest festival fashion.
Coachella has a laid back style with a twist of class; it is a steal summer style inspiration. For women, the look is super-short denim cutoffs, ankle boots, bikini top and/or sheer, crocket, macrame blouse, with a floral headband. For guys, it’s board shorts and an Abercrombie-and-Fitch body. Image 4: (Street Style, 2016)
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Coachella is a place of self discovery and true self-expression.
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What to eat in the desert:
Coachella has endless choices and options when it comes to food and drinks at the festival. Some of their most featured restaurants that you can find throughout the festival are GD Bro Burger — also known as the globally delicious Bro Burgers. The burgers range from basic burgers to the extravagant all-American styled burgers. GD Bro Burgers also caters for people craving other styles of burgers including Korean, Italian and Mexican-inspired burgers.
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Guerrilla Tacos aimed to make top quality tacos with seasonal ingredients in an accessible way. They are very popular in a festival environment; their menu varies as they built it around what fresh produce is available from their vendors so selections are limited but specialised.
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Afters Ice Cream offers endless types of delicious ice creams. Afters Ice Cream has invented an advanced type of donut that allows the consumers to customize their unique choice of filling with their very own ice cream.
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If you seek sophistication and upper class dining you can enjoy a four course meal, in the fields of the breath-taking rose garden. The dinner is prepared by fourteen world famous Chefs.
Quench your thirst in the desert:
Cana rum bar is a drinks bar that echo’s the charm of the 1930’s, Caribbean Isles, while keeping its modern air of peaceful elegance; providing festival goers with the perfect day time drinks to take you into the night.
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The extravagant cocktail bar; Las Perlas provides cocktails decorated with everything from sunflowers, roasted chapulinas, mixed exotic fruits to the wild hibiscus flowers, while also offering local craft beers in a bottle or on tap.
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“Craft on Draft Cocktail” focusing on design & engineering. They masterfully source, design, infuse, juice, carbonate, ferment, refrigerate and suitably serve remarkable farm fresh cocktails.
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