Coachella’s 2024 has been announced. Here’s what to know about the festival.

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One of the biggest star-studded music festivals in the world has announced the official lineup for 2024. On Jan. 16, Coachella announced that this year’s headliners include Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, Doja Cat and Gwen-Stefani-fronted ‘90s sensation No Doubt.

The desert-centric music festival was founded in 1999, drawing attendees worldwide, including A-list celebrities and other well-known stars. The Coachella festival takes place in the Coachella Valley of Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club. This year will mark Coachella’s 23rd festival, and it takes place over two weekends, April 12-14 and April 19-21. 

Lana Del Rey will take the stage on Friday for both weekends (April 12 and 19), with ATEEZ, Deftones, Lil Uzi Vert, Sabrina Carpenter and more scheduled to perform. On Saturday (April 13 and 20), Tyler the Creator will headline with Ice Spice, Sublime, Dom Dolla, Le Sserafim, Blur and many more on the bill. Lastly, on Sunday (April 14 and 21), Doja will finish the weekend with Jhené Aiko, J Balvin, Lil Yachty,and more. 

It is still unclear what day No Doubt will perform throughout the weekend, but many fans are still excited about their surprise reunion after nine years. Best known for its songs like “Just A Girl” and “Don’t Speak,” the band’s last performance was in 2015 at San Diego’s Kangaroo Music Festival, according to the Orange County Register

The previous year, Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Frank Ocean headlined the music festival, although it is good to note that Frank Ocean pulled out for weekend two, and Blink-182 took over. Many prospective festival goers of Coachella are sharing their opinions on the lineup in the comments of Coachella’s Instagram post announcing the 2024 lineup. Many users expressed their disappointment in the 2024 lineup, while others enthusiastically showed their excitement for the reunion of No Doubt.

Madison McNicholas, UNLV student and a previous Coachella goer, bought tickets for the upcoming music festival in April. She expresses her satisfaction with the recently announced lineup, “It was my first year last year. Coachella is definitely one of the biggest music festivals out there. It’s kind of on everyone’s bucket list, and I feel like the lineup is gonna be even better this year. I have been listening to Tyler since 2016 and Lana since 2017; [it’s] like they raised me because I grew up listening to them, so it’s even more special to me. It’s crazy because I’m going to see my two biggest idols in two days. I am beyond excited.”

McNicholas explains that the Coachella experience transcends from just the artists playing at the festival, “I feel like Coachella gets discredited a lot because I had a great time when I went … It was honestly a life-altering experience, and now I can’t stop going. Last year’s lineup honestly wasn’t the best, especially since I went [during] weekend two, so I didn’t get to see Frank Ocean at all. But the people I did see were amazing. I feel like even if the lineup isn’t the best, you should still go for the vibes and the people.”

  Despite Coachella’s rough patches the previous two years with Kanye West and Frank Ocean pulling out of their respective performances, the tickets, which start at $500, are expected to sell out quickly like they do every year. According to Billboard, the music festival averages over $115 million in ticket sales and 125,000 attendees through both its weekends each year. 

The presale for Coachella festival passes begins Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. The passes are divided into three tiers and priced at $499-$549 for general admission and $1,608 for VIP. Additionally, Coachella offers camping passes starting at $149. Hotel and wood lodge camping bundles that include stay and admission to the festival also exist but will run in the thousands. However, the two most expensive options are the Safari Camping and the Resort at Coachella.

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