Set a calendar reminder for Friday, January 5, at noon PST, when tickets go on sale for this year’s jam-packed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. All three headliners—Beyoncé, Eminem, and the Weeknd—will perform during the April 13–14 and April 20–22 festival weekends. General admission passes sell for $429 and VIP wristbands cost $999. If history repeats itself, tickets will sell out fast.
As promised, Beyoncé will return to headline the two Saturday shows after canceling her 2017 performance due to doctor’s orders. Joining her on the lineup: HAIM, David Byrne, alt-J, Fleet Foxes, SZA, St. Vincent, Portugal the Man, and more than 100 others (see below).
Once you snag your tickets, beat the crowds and start planning your weekend in Greater Palm Springs. Choose from the desert region’s hip, classic, or purely luxurious resorts, peruse chic neighborhoods, or extend your trip to explore the San Andreas Fault from the back of a jeep. Even if you miss out on passes, you can still get that festive Coachella vibe at plenty of events—like swanky pool parties and exclusive fashion shows—throughout April. Check back for more on California Now.