“Coachella 2024: 5 Activities Beyond Music to Explore”

The eagerly awaited Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is on the horizon once again. Set to span two weekends this April, the festival promises not only an array of world-renowned musical acts but also a plethora of other attractions that draw crowds to the desert city of Indio each year.

Kicking off its first weekend from Friday, April 12th, to Sunday, April 14th, followed by the second weekend from Friday, April 19th, to Sunday, April 21st, Coachella 2024 boasts an impressive lineup featuring headliners Lana Del Rey, Tyler the Creator, and Doja Cat. Joining them are renowned acts such as Gwen Stefani’s ska punk band No Doubt, rapper Ice Spice, and Mexican artist Peso Pluma.

Beyond the main stage performances, Coachella offers a diverse range of activities and immersive experiences for attendees to explore. Amidst the rush to catch favorite performers and snap Instagram-worthy photos, here are five highlights to consider:

Coachella Quests: In collaboration with the blockchain platform Avalanche, Coachella introduces Coachella Quests—a browser-based mini-game allowing fans to embark on virtual and physical challenges across the festival grounds. Participants can earn NFT “stamps” exchangeable for exclusive benefits and prizes.

Activities Tent: Located in Lot 8, the Activities Tent offers a respite from the music with classic games, dance competitions, and live DJ sets. Attendees can partake in giant tic-tac-toe, beer pong, flip cup, and musical chairs while also entering raffles for a chance to win various prizes, including food vouchers and VIP upgrades.

Compliment Bar: Visit the Compliment Bar in the Camp Lounge for a unique pop-up experience dedicated to spreading positivity. Festival-goers can receive personalized affirmations from baristas at the “Compliment Cafe,” open Thursday evenings before the festival and during select hours throughout the weekend.

Coachella Art Studios: Unwind and get creative at Coachella Art Studios, located in Lot 8 at the Coachella Camping Center. Attendees can craft handmade jewelry, customize essential oils, and indulge in various arts and crafts activities between sets.

Indio Central Market: Satisfy your cravings at the Indio Central Market, featuring a diverse selection of food vendors offering everything from BBQ and vegan fare to gourmet pizza and ramen. Located under a shaded tent, it’s the perfect spot to refuel and recharge between performances.

With an eclectic mix of music, art, and entertainment, Coachella 2024 promises an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

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