Coachella pushed this alert via its mobile app on April 14, 2013.
Coachella has been warning campers all weekend to secure their tents — but they stepped up the warning with a push alert on Sunday.
The alert warns about a high wind advisory that will continue through the end of camping.
The wind advisory will end at 6 p.m. Sunday — and then a high wind warning will take effect and will continue until 9 a.m. Tuesday, a meteorologist told The Desert Sun shortly before the push alert.
Gene Autry Trail — a main thoroughfare into Palm Springs — remains closed to and from Interstate 10 because of the winds.
Campers arrive Thursday for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Richard Lui, Desert Sun)
“There’s an energy. It’s all around all the time. It doesn’t stop when you go home at night and you can keep coming back and forth from the venue and your home base,” four-time Coachella camper Dustin Adler tells MyCoachella’s Lynn Lieu
Stage crews talk as they take a quick break at the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Goldenvoice is looking for on- and off-site customer service, camping, lost and found, toll booth staff and stagehands at a Friday job fair. (Michael Snyder, The Desert Sun)
Want to work for the Coachella
You have a couple more hours to get to a job fair in Indio that runs through 3 p.m. Friday.
Get all the details in this story from MyCoachella’s Bruce Fessier: Goldenvoice looks to hire 200 for fests (MyDesert.com)
Bringing an RV to Stagecoach
? Better act quickly!
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The festival is planning big changes for its accommodations this year, and festival-goers hoping to stay on-site have some paperwork to do well before general-admission tickets go on sale.
We’re just an hour and a half into a weeklong advance sale of passes for Coachella 2013, and already, the fest is saying that there are no more tent camping spaces for the first weekend, April 12-14:
12:53 p.m. update: A festival-goer tells us he was still able to purchase a car camping pass for Weekend 1:
When I wrote about both weekends of Coachella selling out in a matter of hours, I knew that sellout came with an asterisk since promoter Goldenvoice had pledged to sell at least 2,000 more Coachella tickets to locals later in January.
Even though that opportunity has come and gone, it seems there’s at least one more way to get into the festival — if you’re willing to rough it, Coachella-style.
When I stopped by the Coachella website this afternoon, this image caught my eye:
Sure enough, if you click through to the Coachella camping page and onto the purchasing website, all indications are that campers who reserve tents at Lake Eldorado will get enough festival wristbands for each occupant:
This afternoon, the site indicated four-person tents were available for either weekend at a cost of $3,070, including service fees. That’s $767.50 per person.
I put one such tent in my shopping cart and never got any warning about needing to already have a festival pass, and that’s about as far as I can safely take my journalistic fact-checking on this one. (I don’t think the good folks who run MyCoachella.com would look too kindly upon an expense claim in the neighborhood of three grand.)
But if you give the camp-your-way-in method a shot and it works (or doesn’t), let us know in the comments on this post.
To book Lake Eldorado camping for April 13-15: http://coachella-weekend1.frontgatetickets.com/
To book Lake Eldorado camping for April 20-22: http://coachella-weekend2.frontgatetickets.com/