By this time you’re probably just as excited as we are and already starting to prepare for your journey. Has the festival invaded your dreams yet? We’ve got some more news and updates below. You can expect at least one more update from us with set times and other final tidbits. Be on the lookout.
REGISTER YOUR WRISTBAND – REMINDER – CHANCES TO WIN!
Once you get your passes you should hop on to Coachella.com and register them. Registered wristband owners will be randomly selected daily through 4/6 to win prizes: VIP upgrades, guest passes, merch vouchers, food vouchers, a Safari Tent for camping (comes with 2 artist passes) or front of stage access to watch your band of choice. REGISTER HERE and good luck! (read official rules )
There has been some confusion with people thinking they have a Coachella.com account because they ordered festival passes. Coachella.com accounts are an extension of the message board profiles. If you’ve never joined our message board before, that means you DO NOT YET have an account with us. You can go here to “create a new account” OR log into your existing MESSAGE BOARD account. Then you can register your wristband.
PLEASE NOTE – If you are lucky enough to have passes for both weekends DO NOT wear both wristbands at the same time – they WILL NOT WORK. Please only wear the wristband for the weekend you are attending at that time.
Yes of course we’re having one (Weekend 1). Visit Coachella.com during the festivals if you’re not already at the festival.
Stay tuned for the new updated official 2012 Coachella mobile apps for iPhone, Android and iPad. Check itunes and android market to download. Get the latest update right before the festival.
COACHOOSE YOUR SCHEDULE
For those who have Coachella.com accounts, head over to the line up page and start choosing what bands you plan to see. View by list or grid and sort alphabetically, by date or by stage. Set times and stages will be filled in a few days before the festival. You can later link this up to the upcoming 2012 mobile app. Stay tuned..
STATE FARM® GOLF CART RIDES
Get a lift from State Farm! Look out for State Farm shuttles and golf carts for a free ride that gets you to the music faster. Don’t forget to visit the Better State Tent for your chance to win upgrades, prizes and more.
RECORD STORE DAY / AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS
Have you seen the insane amount of artists that will be at the Zia tent? Visit HERE for the list (updated as we go along). Come by the store and shop 1000’s of new and used records & CDs. Meet some of your favorite bands and grab some exclusive Record Store Day product. Located in the Lobby.
PlayStation® is back this year providing a desert getaway for the gaming elite. PlayStation® Society gives you a chance to relax away from the heat, game out on PS3™and PS Vita and listen to your favorite artists on Music Unlimited along with daily chances to win VIP upgrades!
SAVE MONEY. MAKE FRIENDS. CARPOOL WITH ZIMRIDE
Looking to carpool to Coachella, but don’t know how? Zimride makes it easy to connect with other festival goers heading your way. Driving? Post your trip on Zimride and sell the empty seats in your car. Need a ride? Book cheap seats in one of the many Coachella carpools listed on Zimride. Post your Coachella Carpool here!
Musicians Institute brings you “MI LIVE!” Grab a guitar and jam with your friends or catch live sets with MI students and alumni while you cool off in the A/C!
~~~~~~ATTENTION ALL ONSITE CAMPERS:
There is a boat load of stuff to do or know about so pay attention. Visit the onsite camping page here, scroll down and read about all the onsite camping activities. We keep adding more so check back often.
*CHECK IN TIMES
Onsite camping opens Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9:00am and closes on Monday, April 16, 2012 at noon. Early arrival is highly recommended. Cars can check in at 9am on Thursday until 2am and starting at 9am Fri-Sun until 11PM. 24 hours for pedestrians.
*EARLY BIRD ARRIVAL RECOMMENDED!
For your chance to win a prize (VIP upgrades, merch grab bags, food vouchers & more), be sure to pick up a raffle ticket at the activities tent near the campground center area by 8pm on Thursday. Winners will be posted on Friday morning in the same place.
*ONSITE CAMPING RULES &FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Read them, know them, learn them, obey them. HERE
Discover the RE:GENERATION Experience
Stop by the HYUNDAI RE:GENERATION LOUNGE for exclusive events all weekend – Meet DJs, charge your phone, and check out original songs from the film RE:GENERATION. After the show ends, head to the HYUNDAI RE:GENERATION DRIVE-IN to watch the documentary RE:GENERATION. CLICK HERE to watch the trailer and follow Hyundai Veloster on Twitter for more information.
*CAMPGROUND RESIDENT BAND
BadBadNotGood will serve as the resident jazz band at the Coachella campgrounds playing six distinct sets through each weekend. Be sure to catch them just prior to festival gates opening and after show in the Camping Center. The young band’s take on jazz and hip hop will have you dancing through our activity tent and is bound for some surprises. Set Times: THURS. 10pm FRI. 11am and 1:30am Sat. 11am and 1:30am Sun. 1:30am
*SILENT DANCE PARTY!!
FREE TO CAMPERS! Don’t want to go to bed after the show? Dance your face off to music just you and your friends can hear (and feel). Come to the Silent Dance Party in the Activities Area where you’ll get headphones to dance late into the night! You have to experience this one-of-a-kind dance party! Hours: Thurs-Sunday 1:30am-3:30am ***ID trade for headphones***
The Coachella Valley Art Scene supplies all the free D.I.Y. craft essentials to materialize your creative vision. Get all the details HERE.
FREE TO CAMPERS!! Want to challenge your friends in the time honored game of dodgeball? Make sure you sign up for the Tournament or just play for fun during Open Play in the Activities Tent.
*VINTAGE MERCH SALE
Thurs-Sunday Noon-3pm, at the Silent Dance Party by the Activities Area. Dig for fun stuff from past Coachellas. Shirts will be $5 and hoodies will be $10.
Calling all Pinball Wizards! Come hone your skills and have the chance to win daily DAILY VIP upgrades & Merch!!!
Conveniently located next to the Clubhouse is a Certified Farmers Market for all your produce needs. There we feature local, pesticide-free and organic produce, juices, baked goods, organic coffee and snacks. Stock up your campsite each day from 7am-2pm.
If there’s something that you need and can’t find at the general store or the farmers market, take our free shuttles to the local Supermarket. Running times are Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 7am-1:30pm Lot 4.
*HEINKEN COLD STORAGE
Bring your Heineken or Heineken® Light to the campgrounds and we’ll keep it chilled for you! When you want it, just scan your thumbprint and it’s yours. No fee. No hassle. It’s just like having your own personal cold storage unit right there. For details CLICK HERE.
Don’t miss the return of yoga & the addition of Pilates. Just because you’re at a 4 day music festival doesnt mean you can’t work the kinks out. Bring a small towel/mat, water and sunblock. Activities area hours Fri-Sun next to Activities Tent Yoga: 9am-10am, Pilates: 10:15am-11:15am
Stressed about…well anything? Go see one of our onsite massage therapists to get some of that tension out before you see your favorite show! Cost is $1 per minute of chair massage. Hours: Fri-Sun 8am-2pm located in the Activities Tent
Get clean in style! Four locations this year, one in each camping area. Only $10 per shower! Hours: Fri-Sun 7am-2pm & 8pm-2am. **Shower necessities also sold inside shower areas for your convenience** Located in Lots 5, 7, 8 & 10
Don’t need your camping gear after the show ends? Donate your sleeping bags, tents and other gear into one of the containers placed at the shower locations around the campground.
*SO MANY FOOD OPTIONS
Did you know there is a full service restaurant in the campgrounds this year? Or that the General Store has a Cafe? What about the Clubhouse Breakfast Buffet? Plus tons of other options. VISIT HERE for details.
TRASHed Coachella Art Exhibit This Saturday. Global Inheritance is hosting a one night exhibit honoring this year’s artists before all the redesigned recycling bins are transferred to the festival grounds. View the entire collection for the first time. Free admission. Music + Drinks + More http://bit.ly/GAFYPe
See you soon,