Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Coachella 2012: Are you going?

Coachella, a festival I dutifully mention on here every year but have never actually attended. I guess there are two main reasons for this, I'm not good with intense heat (it's located in the Californian desert), and at $285 for a weekend ticket (plus flights from London and food etc), I'd struggle to justify the cost.

There's also the added quandary of buying tickets for a festival before any of the acts are announced, it's just not something I like doing and especially at that price. It feels a bit like an expensive lucky dip but if you don't do it you run the risk of not being able to get a ticket in the mad rush once the acts have finally been announced, as is happening this week.

Having said all that, the Coachella line up is usually pretty good with this year being no exception. M83, Jeff Mangum, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Beirut, Metronomy, M WardPulp are just some of the many acts playing I'd love to see. Also, At The Drive-In and Refused have just announced they have reformed and will be playing.

Maybe if I can have my own personal climate bubble to move around in I could go one year, until then I'll just stick to the temperature I function at best, well below 100F.

The last batch of tickets go on sale for the two Coachella weekends this Friday. For more details read here and check out the Coachella Website if you can get on it, it's been down every time I've tried today.

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