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APR 10-12 & 17-19

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Public Safety
  • Security and safety are of utmost importance. We work hand in hand with law enforcement and public safety agencies to help ensure the safety of our events. Because of those very same concerns, we are unable to publicly comment on detailed, specific actions which are taken. Some of the security measures you will notice upon your arrival such as bag checks, walk-through metal detectors (magnetometers) for all attendees, staff and performers, and dog sweeps.
  • Please note that we will implement searches upon festival entry. Please arrive early and note the Prohibited Items list, these will be confiscated / surrendered upon entry.
  • In the event of an emergency, information may be relayed on the video screens, over the audio system, and/or through mobile notifications.
  • If you, or a friend, require medical assistance please locate your nearest medical tent or alert a staff member.
  • And remember: if you see something, say something. Flag down any staff member or Public Safety official if you notice something that doesn’t seem quite right.
Not Allowed In Venue
  • NO Aerosol Products
    • Incl. Sunscreen
  • NO Air Horns
  • NO Animals
  • NO Audio Recording Devices
  • NO AVPs, Mods, Liquid Refills for Vapes
  • NO Chairs
    • Incl. Inflatable, Folding
  • NO Chains
  • NO Chain Wallets / Chain Belts
  • NO Coolers
  • NO Cameras (Professional)
  • NO Detachable Lens / No DSLRs
  • NO Drones or Remote Control Vehicles or Toys
  • NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
    • Incl. Cannabis, Cannabis Products
    • Prescriptions must be in properly labeled containers that match the holder’s ID. (No pillboxes.)
  • NO Flammables
    • Incl. Fireworks, Explosives, Road Flares
  • NO Flags or Totems
  • NO Flashlights
  • NO Flyers, Samples, Giveaways, Promotional Items
  • NO Glass, Metal, Aluminum or Steel Containers
    • Incl. Refillable Water Bottles
  • NO Glow Sticks, LED Gloves, or LED Products
  • NO Hula Hoops
  • NO Musical Instruments
  • NO Kites or Sky Lanterns
  • NO Laptop Computers or Tablets
  • NO Laser Pointers
  • NO Massagers
  • NO Outside Food or Beverage
  • NO Personal Vehicles
    • Bicycles, Skates, Scooters, Skateboards, Hoverboards, Segways, Electric Scooters (Birds, Limes), etc.
    • Personal Mobility Devices for ADA Guest Are Allowed. (See ADA Page)
  • NO Selfie Sticks, Tripods or Narcisticks
  • NO Sharpies, Markers, Paint Pens
  • NO Sleeping Bags
  • NO Stuffed Animals
  • NO Tarps, Tents
  • NO Toy Guns, Water Guns or Sling Shots
  • NO Umbrellas
  • NO Video Cameras
  • NO Walkie Talkies / 2-way Radios
  • NO Weapons Of Any Kind
    • Guns, Ammo, Pocket Knives, Tasers, Pepper Spray/Mace, etc.
    • Including off-duty law enforcement or concealed carry permits.
Allowed In Venue
  • YES Baby Strollers
  • YES Backpacks, Purses, Handbags, Totes, Fanny Packs
    • Max size 20″ x 15″ x 9″
  • YES Blankets (Small) & Beach Towels
  • YES Binoculars
  • YES Bota Bags
    • Empty when entering Venue.
  • YES Cameras
    • Detachable lens cameras are not allowed.
  • YES Cigarettes
  • YES Dancing Shoes
  • YES E-Cigs and Vape Pens
    • No AVPs, Mods or Liquid Refills for Vapes
  • YES Hydration Packs 
    • Plastic only
    • Empty when entering Venue.
  • YES Ear Plugs
  • YES Eye Drops
  • YES GoPros
  • YES Gum and Mints
  • YES Hand Sanitizer and Baby Wipes
  • YES Hats
  • YES Lighters
  • YES Lip Balm
  • YES Makeup
  • YES Parasols
  • YES Phones and Chargers
  • YES Service Animals (See ADA Page)
  • YES Smiles
  • YES Sunscreen
    • Pump or cream only. No aerosols.
  • YES Sunglasses
  • YES Water Bottles
    • No Metal or Glass
    • 40 oz. or Less
    • Empty when entering Venue.
    • Coachella x Contigo limited-edition reusable water bottle (purchase here
  • YES Water Misters
    • Empty when entering Venue.
Pass & Order Rule
Complete Rules can be found here:

  • Limit four (4) passes.
  • Festival Pass is a single wristband that is worn all three days.
  • Festival Passes are valid for the entire weekend that you purchased.
  • Festival Passes are only valid for the weekend that you purchased. No switching weekends.
  • Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.
  • Wristband activation required for entry into the festival.
  • Coachella Mobile App required to activate wristband.
  • Ages 5 & under are free
Code of Conduct
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is committed to creating a safe, comfortable and fun experience for every one of our guests.

These actions can get you removed from Coachella:
  • Irresponsible or unsafe use of alcohol.
  • Accessing restricted areas without proper credentials.
  • Taunting, abusive or offensive language.
  • Obscene or offensive gestures, including the use of obscene or offensive gestures through imagery or symbolism including banners, signs and other means of visual propaganda.
  • Possession/use/sale of illegal drugs.
  • Public urination or defecation (outside of a proper and/or public restroom).
  • Fighting or engaging in any action that may harm, endanger, threaten or bring discomfort to anyone.
  • Damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property.
  • Participating in any activity that humiliates anyone or insults their human dignity.
  • Fraudulently claiming a disability or abusing ADA services.
Any individual who violates this Code of Conduct may be IMMEDIATELY removed from the festival grounds and have their Festival Wristband and parking/camping privileges revoked, without refund. Law enforcement may be notified.
General Camping Rules
Full sets of rules can be found in the lists below. More information and Not Allowed list can be found at Car Camping, Tent Camping and Lake Eldorado.
  • Car & Tent Camping are open to all Coachella attendees.
  • Camping is open Thu 9am-Mon 10am.
  • Car/Tent check-in Thu 9am-2am; Fri-Sun 9am-8pm.
  • Pedestrian check-in open 24hrs.
  • Noise curfew starts at 1:30am.
  • Campers and vehicles are searched at check-in.
  • You may bring food & drink.
  • Campers 21+ may bring 1 case of beer cans or box of wine.
  • No glass allowed.
  • Must be 18+ or with a parent/legal guardian to camp.
Car Camping Rules
All campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers.

High winds and heavy dust are common in the Coachella Valley. Prepare your campsite by sealing, securing or collapsing any structures or items that may be affected.

All times and information on this page are subject to change without notice.

Venue/promoter are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items. If you do bring valuable items, please lock them in your car. Do not leave valuable items in your tent.

Price includes a City of Indio imposed tax.
  1. All of your items must stay within the marked lines. Do not sleep in or allow any items to extend into the fire lane. Party!
  2. In order to accommodate all campers, you must camp where assigned. Don’t be a jackass! Attempting to camp anywhere else creates a significant disruption that negatively impacts everyone’s comfort and safety. Multiple cars wishing to camp in sites next to each other must arrive at the same time. You should plan on meeting up prior to driving into camping. The same applies to tent-only camping. There is no saving spots. Arrive together to camp together. It is essential that your entire group drives into the toll booth/search area together. As your cars proceed through search, you can continue into a limited-time waiting area. Once your entire group arrives in the waiting area, you may proceed to the lanes to enter the camping lots. Camping staff will try their best to accommodate directing your group to an appropriate location. Let them know how many cars are part of your group.
  3. For the safety of you and your neighbors, once you are parked in a camping spot, you may not move your vehicle for the duration of the festival. If you need to leave early and do not plan on returning to the festival, please let security know so that they can help direct you out safely. Once a vehicle vacates its spot, the site is considered relinquished. Any items remaining in the campsite will be considered trash and permanently disposed of.
  4. Vehicle lockdown may change depending on traffic conditions. Please be prepared to wait. If you must leave Car Camping before 2am on Sunday night, you need to depart before 9pm.
  5. No motorcycles, RVs, trailers, motorhomes, busses or U-Haul trucks will be allowed. Still can’t figure out what kind of vehicle you’re allowed to bring? Below are some additional examples. If you are still unclear, assume the answer is no.
  6. Car Camping and Tent Camping areas are open to visitation by all Coachella attendees. Lake Eldorado access is restricted to Lake Eldorado guests.
  7. A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority and corresponding duty to care for the personal and property interests of another person. An older sibling, older friend or friend of the family does not automatically count as a legal guardian. A legal guardian is someone who would be held legally responsible for you by a court of law.
    Legal Guardianship in CA
    Read More about Legal Guardianship
  8. If it appears that there is an excessive amount of alcohol for the number of people in the vehicle, or if anyone in the vehicle is under 21 years of age, we reserve the right to deny entry of the vehicle or require you to surrender the alcohol.
  9. The use of outdoor cooking appliances is only permitted in the Car Camping lots. Cooking is not allowed in Tent Camping or Lake Eldorado.
Outdoor Cooking Appliance Requirements
  • All cooking appliances shall bear a certification or listing from a nationally recognized testing or certification organization.
  • All cooking appliance must utilize propane as the fuel source. No wood, charcoal or flammable/combustible liquid cooking appliances will be permitted.
  • Only one cooking appliance per campsite shall be permitted.
  • The maximum amount of propane per campsite shall not exceed 20 lbs (i.e., 48 lbs of water capacity).
  • A minimum of 3 feet of clearance shall be maintained at all times while the cooking appliance is in use. No combustible material shall be within 3 feet of the cooking appliance.
  • Cooking appliances shall only be used during the hours of 7am-2am.
  • Cooking appliances, while in use, shall not be left unattended.
  • No butane
  • No isobutane
  • No alcohol stoves
  • No in-vehicle cooking devices.
  • No stoves / cooking inside vehicles
More information and Not Allowed list can be found at Car Camping.
Tent Camping Rules
All campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers.

High winds and heavy dust are common in the Coachella Valley. Prepare your campsite by sealing, securing or collapsing any structures or items that may be affected.

All times and information on this page are subject to change without notice.

Venue/promoter are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items. If you do bring valuable items, please lock them in your car if you have one. Do not leave valuable items in your tent.

Price includes a City of Indio imposed tax.

All of your items must stay within the marked lines. Do not sleep in or allow any items to extend into the fire lane. Party!

If you don’t check-in together, you won’t be able to camp next to each other. There is no saving spots. Arrive together to camp together.

Vehicle lockdown hours may change depending on traffic conditions. Please be prepared to wait. If you must leave Camping before 2am on Sunday night, you need to depart before 9pm.

Car Camping and Tent Camping areas are open to visitation by and all Coachella attendees. Lake Eldorado access is restricted to Lake Eldorado guests.

A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority and corresponding duty to care for the personal and property interests of another person. An older sibling, older friend or friend of the family does not automatically count as a legal guardian. A legal guardian is someone who would be held legally responsible for you by a court of law.
Legal Guardianship in CA
Read More about Legal Guardianship

If it appears that there is an excessive amount of alcohol for the number of people in the vehicle, or if anyone in the vehicle is under 21 years of age, we reserve the right to deny entry of the vehicle or require you surrender the alcohol.

More information and Not Allowed list can be found at Tent Camping.
Lake Eldorado Rules
All campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers.

High winds and heavy dust are common in the Coachella Valley. Prepare your campsite by sealing, securing or collapsing any structures or items that may be affected.

All times and information on this page are subject to change without notice.

Venue/promoter are not responsible for any materials misplaced, lost or stolen. It is recommended that you do not bring valuable items. If you do bring valuable items, please lock them in your car. Do not leave valuable items in your tent.

Price includes a City of Indio imposed tax.
  1. New for 2020. Lake Eldorado Lodges for two (2) guests are 8’ x 12’ x 8’ and ready-to-go with two cots, sleeping bags and pillows, plus a lockable door, wood floor, 3 windows for added ventilation, indoor/outdoor lighting and storage cubbies. Safari-style tents for four (4) guests are 12’x14′, fully pitched and ready-to-go with four cots, sleeping bags and pillows, as well as chairs and a cooler. The sleeping bags and pillows are yours to keep. Any left after departure will be donated. No smoking inside lodges or tents. Damage to lodges or tents will be billed directly to your credit card. No additional tents or canopies are allowed.
  2. Accommodations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early to ensure your preferred location.
  3. Vehicle lockdown hours may change depending on traffic conditions. Please be prepared to wait. If you must leave Lake Eldorado parking before 2am on Sunday night, you need to depart before 9pm.
  4. Car Camping and Tent Camping areas are open to visitation by and all Coachella attendees. Lake Eldorado access is restricted to Lake Eldorado guests.
  5. A legal guardian is a person who has the legal authority and corresponding duty to care for the personal and property interests of another person. An older sibling, older friend or friend of the family does not automatically count as a legal guardian. A legal guardian is someone who would be held legally responsible for you by a court of law.
    Legal Guardianship in CA
    Read More about Legal Guardianship
  6. If it appears that there is an excessive amount of alcohol for the number of people in the vehicle, or if anyone in the vehicle is under 21 years of age, we reserve the right to deny entry of the vehicle or require you surrender the alcohol.
  7. No swimming in Lake Eldorado.
More information and Not Allowed list can be found at Lake Eldorado.
Public Safety
Security and safety are of utmost importance. We work hand in hand with law enforcement and public safety agencies to help ensure the safety of our events. Because of those very same concerns, we are unable to publicly comment on detailed, specific actions which are taken. Some of the security measures you will notice upon your arrival such as bag checks, walk-through metal detectors (magnetometers) for all attendees, staff and performers, and dog sweeps.

Please note that we will implement searches upon festival entry. Please arrive early and note the Prohibited Items list, these will be confiscated / surrendered upon entry.

In the event of an emergency, information may be relayed on the video screens, over the audio system, and/or through mobile notifications.

If you, or a friend, require medical assistance please locate your nearest medical tent or alert a staff member.

And remember: if you see something, say something. Flag down any staff member or Public Safety official if you notice something that doesn’t seem quite right.