The modern music festival tries to be all things to all people. Consider, for instance, this year's lineup for the
Classic rock? AC/DC and
The arms-wide-open approach is working. Weekend passes have long been sold out. Even $3,400 teepees are sold out. At press time, only limited travel packages of Coachella's second weekend remain.
Coachella has been held on the same polo field in the desert city of Indio since its 1999 inception, and the Southern California staple is regarded as the launch of the busier-than-ever summer festival season.
Right behind Coachella on the weekend of April 24-26 is Stagecoach, Coachella's country cousin.
There's the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in June, Hard Summer and FYF Fest in August, and a notable newcomer in Rock in Rio, which will mark its U.S. debut in Las Vegas over two weekends in May.
Rock in Rio's first foray into North America celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Brazil-born festival, and organizers have teamed with
Oh, yes, there are artists too.