If you — like Vanessa Hudgens, we imagine — have been patiently waiting for Coachella to return, wait no more: The gargantuan California festival has officially confirmed the dates for their next festival, taking place in April 2022.
After being rescheduled four times since its original event in April 2020, Coachella is finally making its long-awaited return on April 15-17 and 22-24, 2022 at its usual location in the deserts of Indio, California.
While many other music festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Governors Ball took the plunge and committed to putting on a 2021 event in the fall, Goldenvoice, the organizers behind Coachella and its sister festival Stagecoach, made the decision to hold off until 2022.
“There’s a big difference between having two weekends of Coachella in California and throwing a country festival in Florida,” an insider source told Variety earlier this year.
Nonetheless, now that the two weekends are a go, here’s everything that you need to know about attending the desert extravaganza in 2022.
Coachella 2022 Lineup
As we mentioned above, the official lineup for Coachella 2022 has not yet been announced. However, organizers have implied in past press that they’re reaching out to artists previously confirmed for the 2020 edition which had Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean slated to headline.
For updates on the lineup, follow Coachella on Twitter.
Coachella 2022 Dates & Location
Coachella 2022 is returning to its usual time and place in the spring for two weekends in April: the 15-17 and 22-24. It’ll take place in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club: 81-800 Avenue 51, Indio, CA 92201.
Coachella 2022 COVID-19 Regulations
Regarding what COVID-19 regulations will be in place at the 2022 festival, Coachella organizers write on its website:
“It’s too early to tell exactly what precautions will be in place at the festival. However, your health and safety remain our top priority, and we continue to monitor the evolving health regulations and are working closely with state and health officials to develop COVID-19 protocols for the festival. We will follow all COVID-19 related mandates applicable to the festival and will provide more information as the festival approaches so you know what to expect.”
Organizers also add that the State of California strongly recommends all attendees wear a face covering, get vaccinated, or receive a negative PCP test at least 72 hours before attending the event. Visit Coachella’s website for more information and updates regarding COVID-19.
How To Stream Coachella 2022 On YouTube
Like past years, YouTube has returned as Coachella’s main streaming partner and will live broadcast both weekends of performances via mobile, web, smart TV and other streaming devices.
In 2019, performances were divided across three viewing channels on the official Coachella YouTube page. There was also a scheduling tool that automatically switched streams when a pre-selected artist hit the stage. That was also the first year YouTube provided livestreams for both weekends rather than just opening weekend, which it has done since 2011.
How To Buy Coachella 2022 Tickets
Advance sale tickets for Coachella 2022 will be available for purchase on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. PT through its website.
Those who bought tickets for the cancelled 2020 festival have the option of rolling their tickets over, or getting a refund by logging into their ticket purchase account by 5 p.m. on June 11, 2021.