Everything old is new again at Coachella. Six years after they last headlined the Coachella Music and Arts Fair in 2007, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are going to be doing it again-twice. They be headlining both weekends of this year’s festival that spans two weekends during April 12 to April 14 and April 19 to April 21. Ten years after they first headlined the show, the Peppers are rock and roll royalty. They’ve had even more success on the road and in the studio than ever, and they don’t look like they’re fading anytime soon. Lead singer Anthony Kiedis still has more energy than the Energizer Bunny and better abs than Chuck Norris. Abs, as we all know, are critical to the success of a rock and roll singer. Other acts that are performing late on Sunday are Vampire Weekend and James Blake.
VIP Concierge has VIP passes and tickets to 2013 Coachella. The passes get you into a few restricted zones that have all the creature comforts you’d like to have at an outdoor show, plus a few more. The VIP areas have full bars, couches, shady picnic areas, more food vendors and a unique vantage point for the musical festivities.
Coachella has three international acts headlining as well. British rockers Blur and Stone Roses are headlining on Friday night. Phoenix is top billed on Saturday. Phoenix uses a variety of unusual musical instruments to create a new, but oddly familiar sound. Electronic music also gets a fair shake. Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, David Guetta and The Postal Service will all be rocking the proverbial house.
Coachella has grown considerably since its humble beginnings. Event organizers are expecting 80,000 people to descend on the Empire Polo Club. The Coachella web site announced recently that wrist bands for Week 1 are being shipped to their lucky owners this week. Wrist bands for the second week are being shipped next week.
There’s no better way to ring in spring than by spending two weekends at a great music fair. Don’t bother roughing it. Get VIP passes, and see how the other half lives. Once you get used to perks of VIP passes, you’ll never want to go with general admission again. It’s just not as comfortable-or as enjoyable. Spend a little more for a lot more fun.