Coachella is in Indio, California (unfortunately in the freakin' desert pretty much. It gets over 100 degrees hot during the festival, which is one downside ). But yeah, its pure craziness! The headlining acts last year were Radiohead, The Black Keys and Dr Dre. and Snoop Dogg (with a Tupac hologram), and the second line included Arctic Monkeys, M83, Miike Snow, Afrojack, Florence & the Machine, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, and Bon Iver to name a few. We tried to go that year but weren't able to because we couldn't get tickets fast enough. We finally managed to get 2013 tickets during the pre-sale (a year in advance, ridiculous), so its a bit of a victory because we've been wanting to go for years (I'm going with two high school friends).
Holy crap!!! That sounds like such a good time!!! You guys are gonna have such a fantastic time!!! I'm glad you finally got your tickets!! I wouldn't doubt if Mumford and Sons, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, or the Lumineers happened to come either! (You probably named some of them off already, not looking at your prediction list at the moment )) I wish i could go, but seeing as i currently live on the other side of the country, it's not much of a reality :/
Those bands are actually on my prediction list too, so you're spot-on! As for the location, I suppose it would be quite a trip to make. Perhaps Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo are closer to you? Those festivals also get some great bands.
Yeah, i'm annoyingly close to Bonnaroo. Last year, Bad Brains AND Skrillex, two of my favorite artists played there, and i missed it!! I have my license now this year though, sooo, hopefully i'll be attending .They do, indeed. Lollapalooza is kinda far, but man, what a fantastic time that would be!! I hear Green Day plays it quite often, and man, i'd kill a diety to see them!!! Even if they are going..ugh, pop e_o. Warped Tour also makes a stop here, in Indiana, and i'm somewhat interested in that. I just dislike most of the headliners, not much of a scream-o fan... there are a lot of semi-underground punk bands that open though, like the Menzingers, the Falcon, and i believe Anti-Flag (not exactly ssemi-underground ). Still, Coachella is where it's at over all of them!
You should totally try to go to Bonnaroo! And oh boy, Warped Tour; I remember how my cousin and I, when we were in our early teens, would always get excited about Warped Tour every time it stopped by California. For one reason or another, I never went. Nowadays I can't say I'm too interested in the bands that play there, or that particular festival in general. If I was 15 years old, that'd be a different story.
Ah, I see. I couldn't afford it for the longest time either, but Coachella has introduced a monthly payment plan that makes it much easier to pay for passes. That's how my friends and I got ours, during the pre-sale in May. Still paying them off though.