Are you excited about the upcoming Coachella festival?The 2023 Coachella will be held from April 14-16th and the 21-23th. The guest lineup for Coachella 2023 is slightly less impressive compared to last year.

But there are still Bad Bunny, Frank Ocean and other singers participating. It should make you feel excited. Well, if you start planning to come here for a wonderful weekend, you'll need a packing list. Want to know what you need to pack for Coachella and what its security requirements are?

I'll put together a detailed preparation checklist for you, from safety requirements to personal items. If this is your first time to Coachella, this essential checklist will allow you to get the most out of your fun as well as your comfort.

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Safety Requirements

According to the guidelines on the official website, Coachella 2023 will have no vaccination, testing, or mask requirements.

However, the event should be conducted under the applicable public health conditions on the day of the event and changes in requirements may occur at any time. Examples include proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test and other protective measures.

Therefore, for your health, it is advisable to have a nucleic acid test before and after attending the festival. Mask recommended to protect from desert dust.Also bring plenty of sanitizers to keep your hands clean.

Information about Coachella

Ticket information

Tickets are divided into three classes. General admission costs $549 and allows access to the venue and day parking for three days. GA pass holders can visit the GA camping area.

General admission plus shuttle is $599 and includes a shuttle pass for any route on top of the first type of admission. The last type of ticket is the VIP ticket, which costs $1,069. The VIP area offers specialty food and beverage vendors, air-conditioned restrooms, and shaded lounge areas.

Camping pass information

Camping options are also divided into three types. Car camping is priced at $149 and $375. All car camping sites are 30'x10' and allow one vehicle per site and cannot be an RV.

Tent camping is available for $149 and all tent sites are 15'x10'. You can make friends from all over the world here. Finally, there is the official Lake Eldorado camping package. There are two and four-person packages, and prices range from $2798 to $6076.

Coachella Essentials List

Comfortable clothes.

Indio's April minimum temperature will be 59 °F and the maximum will be 86 °F. Plus, the desert nights can get pretty chilly. So bring a jacket, you don't want to catch a cold at the festival. I know everyone will want to bring their chicest clothes when they come to Coachella.

But what you need to understand is that you will probably be on your feet for 12 hours at the music festival. So high heels and boots are not the best choices, wear your most comfortable shoes and then run around the festival. Trust me, you'll appreciate this at the end of the day.

Sun protection items.

Paying attention to sun protection at Coachella is always your priority. Especially in the high-temperature desert, many people will get sunburned. You don't want to spend that weekend in the sun until your skin turns red and stings, plus the possibility of wrinkles coming early.

Besides to protecting your skin is your eyes, cause the desert sun is no joke. Especially when you need to look at the singer on stage, don't let the sun block your vision. So pack a high SPF sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses.

Coachella caopy tent
(Coachella tent camping)

Many people choose to camp at Coachella, and you can't go wrong with a pop-up canopy, which is the perfect place to gather, relax and protect yourself from the sun and UV rays.Especially pop-up canopy with sides is the hottest option among music festivals. The side walls provide better shade from the sun and offer excellent privacy in a dense environment.

Generally, a 10x10 canopy tent is spacious enough to set up a table and camping chairs in. It is worth noting that pop-up canopy can only be used in the Coachella camping area. And the music festival is not able to bring tents.

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Multiple types of items

Water bottle. Walking around in the festival will always need water to replenish physical energy, but the price of bottled water inside is expensive. You can bring a smaller size and carry the water bottle, to save budget and be eco-friendly.

Portable charger. It will be a day of crazy pictures and constant social media posts. So use a portable charger to keep your phone charged. That way you can stay in touch with your friends, and it's hard to find someone at Coachella without a phone.

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Blanket. In the afternoon perhaps you have felt tired, lay a blanket to sit down and relax your legs. Sit and chat with friends or look at the photos of the day. When night falls, it can also help you resist the cold.

Lightweight bag. Throw your belongings into the bag and keep the essentials in one place so they are easy to find. 

Extra tips

With all of these must-haves in place, these tips on Coachella will also prevent you from wasting time.

Make a meeting appointment in front of an iconic building. If you and a friend are coming from different places, agree in advance to meet at a prominent location. This can also be your rendezvous point if you get separated afterward.

Go early. If you want to take the best photos, take advantage of the less crowded mornings to take pictures in front of the landmarks. Otherwise, if you wait a little longer, the place will be filled with people taking pictures.

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Buy souvenirs early. These stores will be packed with people when everyone is leaving at night. So if you have something you like buy it early, you don't want to deal with the crowds.

Now you have everything you need to prepare for Coachella. The first time attends Coachella, it will going to be a fantastic time. Go see some amazing bands live, make some new friends, and enjoy yourself.

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