Coachella Festival Guide

Trend Guides | 11th Apr 2022 | 7min read

After a two-year hiatus, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back! Are you ready for Coachella 2022? Let this Zilch Coachella Festival Guide

This year’s festival will surely be heating up the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Happening on April 15th to 17th and April 22nd to 24th, you’ll be in for a weekend filled with explosive performances from top artists and up and rising stars.

Whether you’re into rock, pop, indie, hip hop or electronica, there’s always something for you at Coachella.

Here’s a preview of this year’s festival line-up:

Friday, April 15 & 22

Harry Styles, Lil Baby, Daniel Caesar, Phoebe Bridgers, Big Sean, Grupo Firme, Louis the Child, Baby Keem, Still Woozy, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Snoh Aalegra, City Girls, Madeon, NIKI, Lane, Pink Swat$, Omar Apollo, Black Coffee, IDLES, Peggy Gou and more!

Saturday, April 16 & 23

Billie Eilish, Flume, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Danny Elfman, Stromae, Giveon, Anitta, BROCKHAMPTON, Rich Brian, girl in red, Wallows, Isaiah Rashad, Caribou, Cuco, Conan Gray, Koffee, Tchami, Dixon, Caroline Polachek, Turnstile, 100 gecs and more!

Sunday, April 17 & 24

Ye, Doja Cat, Joji, Jamie xx, Run the Jewels, Karol G, Maggie Rogers, Ari Lennox, Banda MS, Fatboy Slim, Maneskin, J.I.D., SLANDER, Solomun, Jessie Reyez, Denzel Curry, FINNEAS, Vince Staples, Dave, Fred again…, Duck Sauce, Chicano Batman, Duke Dumont and more!

Swedish House Mafia will also be returning to the desert. There will also be large-scale art installations across the whole venue, featuring the works of Architensions, Cristopher Cichoki, Kiki Van Eijk, Los Dos, Estudio Normal, Oana Stanescu, NEWSUBSTANCE, Do LaB and Robert Bose.

Exciting, right? But have you got your passes, transportation and plans sorted out? Here’s a sneak peek of some tips that could save you a few bucks as you embark on your Coachella adventure.

Get ready for your Coachella adventure!

By the way, with Zilch, you can buy now, pay later in 4 installments over 6 weeks with zero fees and 0% interest. You pay part of your purchase at checkout, then the rest over 6 weeks. Ideal for bigger buys, or if you just need a little extra time. First instalment payment varies from 25-50% depending on eligibility checks.

Or, you can pay in 1 to get 2% cash back in Zilch Rewards instantly. You can use these rewards to discount your next shop or save them for that special something.

Here’s a sneak peek of our top tips:

Buy passes early: The earlier you buy, the cheaper the ticket prices. If you managed to buy a pass, good job! If not, you can check out the Waitlist and Fan to Fan Exchange page on the Coachella website to try your luck.

Book cheap flights: If you’re flying in, research beforehand and book early. Expedia and Kayak have great options and best of all, you could Zilch it!

Plan your outfits ahead of time: The festival takes places in a desert, meaning it will be hot during the day and a lot colder at night. You can repurpose clothes you already have or check out some of our affordable recommendations.

Go camping: There’s nothing like camping in the desert, “Carpoolchella” style or the classic way, with a tent. You can also explore off-site camping options nearby, which are arguably cheaper than glamping in a VIP lodge.

Without further ado, here are our Zilch tips for making your Coachella experience more affordable.

The Coachella experience awaits!

Buy passes early.

As previously mentioned, the earlier you buy tickets, the cheaper they will be. That’s because Coachella releases tickets about 3 months before the event via a presale process.

To take part, you will need to register here but you have to be quick because tickets sell out within minutes. In fact, the presale has already ended and passes have sold out.

Buying presale tickets and paying with Zilch would be even better because you’ll have the option to pay in 4 over 6 weeks with zero fees and 0% interest or pay in 1 to instantly get 2% cashback in Zilch Rewards, which you can use to discount future purchases.

If you managed to buy tickets, good job! But if not, don’t worry. You still have a chance to score passes through the Waitlist & Fan to Fan Exchange portal.

You can request passes online by selecting the pass type and number of passes you want along with your payment details. You can also use your Zilch Mastercard details for this. Once the system finds the passes you’ve requested, that’s the only time your payment will be taken.

Book cheap flights.

Flying to LA from the East Coast? Or simply from a different state? It’s best to book your flights early and check out Expedia or Kayak for flexible options at competitive prices.

When you’ve chosen your flight itinerary, you might want to consider Zilch as a payment option so you could pay at a pace that suits you.

If you prefer to buy now, pay later, you can split your payments into 4 interest-free installments over 6 weeks with Zilch.

If you’d rather pay in 1, you also can and best of all, you’ll get 2% cashback in Zilch Rewards. Awesome.

Now that your passes and flights are sorted, what’s next?

The Coachella Festival grounds are filled with good vibes.

Plan outfits ahead of time.

Next to music, Coachella is known for its fashion scene.

This 2022, festival fashion trends include knit bucket hats, cut out dresses, denim on denim, oversized shirts, pedal pusher pants and more.

The good news? You don’t have to spend a fortune to pull of these looks. As most of these are reminiscent of Y2K trends, chances are, you might already have them in your closet, and you simply have to mix and match.

If not, you could always Zilch it. That way, you can choose the way you pay. Pay in 4 over 6 weeks with zero fees and 0% APR or pay in 1 to get 2% cashback in Zilch Rewards. Boom!

Here are some of our recommended fashion picks that you can shop with Zilch:

—This cute hand-crocheted butterfly crop top from Urban Outfitters

—These trippy and colourful velour leggings from H&M

—This light and airy linen shirt from Banana Republic

—These chunky and comfy Unisex Run Star Motion platform sneakers from Converse

—This gorgeous pink tie dye bodysuit from River Island

Go camping.

If you want to make the most of your experience, go camping. It’s also a lot cheaper than booking a hotel off-site or “glamping”, which is just a slightly fancier version of the same experience.

The good thing about Coachella is you can opt to bring your car, park it in the vicinity and camp there or camp in a tent. The choice is yours. Both options are priced up to $125.

You can also explore some off-site camping options and RV locations here.

And yes, you can use Zilch to pay for that in 4 installments or simply pay in 1 to get 2% cashback in Zilch Rewards.

Pro tip: There are off-site accommodations that offer shuttle packages but Coachella also partners with nearby hotels and offers a shuttle pass to help you get around. That is worth Zilching too!

There you have it. We hope that these tips would help you enjoy Coachella while on a budget. Enjoy and have a great time!

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