By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is definitely worth attending.
I was fortunate enough to finally check out the famous festival for the first time in April 2016 with an amazing group of newbie-Chella friends.
Each year, Coachella organizers bring new and incredible artists from all over the world to the remote desert of Indio, California. The lineup is always on top of its game.
Coachella has seven stages and more than 150 artists who perform during the three-day festival.
I saw most of my favorite artists up close and personal, including The 1975, Sia, Disclosure, M83, Flume and Borns.
The cost of the music festival is outrageous, but the number of groups you get to see makes it a seriously good deal.
Tickets start at $375 for three days. I paid twice that and I still don’t regret it.
Buying a ticket does create stress and anxiety. When tickets went on sale the first week of January, I had exactly 10 minutes to log on to the website and buy a ticket.
Unfortunately, the portal kicked me out three times because so many people around the world were also trying to buy tickets. Logging back in multiple times made the process the most stressful thing I have ever had to do.
Attending the festival also marked the first time camping for me and my friends. It was weirdly enjoyable, even though we were not prepared whatsoever.
The 2017 festival takes place April 14-23, but tickets have already sold out. If you want to go next year, start planning and saving money for 2018.
Coachella was definitely worth all the money and stress. It’s a chance of a lifetime and I recommend that everyone attend Coachella at least once. It was an experience I will never forget. It was Coac’hella’ fun!
Musicians perform onstage at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. (Photo by Daniella Campuzano, 2016)