April 15 - April 24
It takes less than a day for passes to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to sell out. The annual music festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio has grown from an independent experiment to the Goliath of festivals, drawing more than 150 musicians, dozens of celebrities, and hundreds of thousands of fans to Greater Palm Springs each spring.
Its mega-rich owner’s notoriously anti-gay politics aside, Coachella is trying to do its best to create a safe-space for the LGBTQ crowd. In 2019, they created the “Every One” campaign to “develop a festival culture that is safe and inclusive for everyone. Persons of any gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, age or ability are welcome at Coachella.”