Coachella: Are We Excited About It?
Close your eyes and try to catch the beat. This is what people usually do during Coachella. According to USA Today, over 100K people attended the 2018 Coachella festival. For those who didn’t know, Coachella is an annual music and arts festival that is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. This year, it celebrates its 20th anniversary: Coachella had started in 1999, then due to financial difficulties, the organizers had to skip the 2000 event, but they got over those difficulties and managed to make Coachella into an annual festival since April 2001.
What genres does the event feature?
You can listen to pretty much anything during Coachella including rock, pop, indie, hip hop, electronic dance music. Also, you can see art installations and sculptures all around.
Even though hundreds of thousands of people usually stand in the waitlist to pick Coachella tickets, not everyone is so much excited about it. We asked a question on TruePublic if people would be interested in attending the Coachella Music Festival in California this year and surprisingly most of them (63%) said: “it’s not their thing.”
However, females seem to be more interested in attending Coachella rather than males do. Also, among White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian populations, the Hispanic and the Asian people seem to be less likely to attend the festival.
Back in the day, Coachella was a one-day, then a two-day event. And in 2007, it was expanded to a third day and eventually a second weekend in 2012. Now, it is held on consecutive three-day weekends in April. This year, April 12 will mark the start of Coachella. The spectators are allowed to camp on the grounds (since 2003). This is one of the most significant amenities that has ever been added to a festival.
Still, when asked about where they would prefer to stay at, 80% of the respondents said “house or hotel” rather than a campsite.
Who will be there?
Coachella features popular and established artists, as well as emerging musicians and groups. Every year, it announces its entire lineup and the headliners. Last year, Kanye West was rumored to be a headliner at Coachella 2019 alongside Childish Gambino and Justin Timberlake. However, Kanye and Timberlake are not on this year’s lineup. Instead, Childish Gambino will be one of the headliners. Tame Impala and Ariana Grande are the two other headliners for this year.
So, considering the state of things, we decided to ask people which headline artist they would be most excited to see during the Coachella Music Festival.
And here is how people voted:
Note that it seems like female respondents would love to see Ariana Grande the most. Let’s see what the reactions would be after the festival. People might start comparing Beyonce’s (Coachella 2018) huge performance with Ariana’s. We, at TruePublic, will make sure to share the voting data with you afterward.
How about the ticket prices?
A general admission ticket to the Coachella Music Festival is $429 for 3 days. Here again, while hundreds of thousands of people stand in waitlists to attend the event, the majority of TruePublic respondents (75%) think that the tickets are overpriced.
With all this in mind, there is one good news for Coachella organizers though. When asked which of the following major events they would most like attend to with friends, 49% of the respondents picked Coachella, with 12% picking London Fashion Week, 29% The Super Bowl and 10% Burning Man.
Interestingly enough, most women voted for Coachella, while most men said they would prefer The Super Bowl most.
As for Generation Z and the Millennials, most of them picked Coachella, while a majority of Baby Boomers opted for The Super Bowl.
It’s interesting to find out that while we publicly show huge interest in something, we might not actually be that excited about it in our hearts. So, this was a sum up of honest opinions since we tried to gather the most fundamental facts about Coachella and see what TruePublic users’ opinions are.
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