Dreaming of warmer weather? Now is the time to start planning a spring break! Coachella, the annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, may be the perfect spring break getaway. This year’s festival will take place on April 14-16 and 21-23, and tickets are currently for sale here.
In January, the 2017 Coachella lineup was announced. The headliners are Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead. Other big names who will perform include Lorde, Mac Miller, Bon Iver, Future, Hans Zimmer and Gucci Mane. Check out the rest of the impressive Coachella lineup below:
Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, must first get her doctor’s approval to perform. Goldenvoice, the AEG Live subsidiary that produces Coachella, was reportedly unaware of Beyonce’s pregnancy until her recent announcement. This has caused controversy around Beyonce’s headlining gig, and no official statement has been made yet by Beyonce on whether or not she is permitted to perform.
Another controversial aspect of Coachella 2017 is the scandal surrounding Philip Anschutz, the owner of AEG. In January, The Washington Post revealed that Anschutz helped fund the Alliance Defending Freedom campaign, an anti-LGBTQ legal group. Anschutz has also donated to the Family Research Council and the National Christian Foundation, which are strictly pro-life and pro-marriage organizations. "Freedom for All Americans," an LGBTQ advocacy group has called Anschutz an “enemy of equality."
But despite these issues, as they say in showbiz, "the show must go on!”
If you can’t make the two weekends of Coachella, there are plenty of exciting sideshow performances throughout Los Angeles to attend. These include performances by, Future Islands, The Avalanches, DJ Shadow, Empire of the Sun, Bonobo and Jamie xx. The various LA venues include The Observatory, The Glass House and The Regent. Below is the full list of sideshows:
If you want to spend your spring break partying alongside A-list celebrities, Coachella is definitely the answer. Several famous faces can be spotted every year at the festival, including: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Bosworth, Jared Leto, Orlando Bloom, and more.
Find out more about the Coachella festival here and make sure to plan your exciting spring break trip ASAP!
Ya Know You Wanna!