When Is Coachella 2014? Three Things To Expect From The Festival

14/08/2014 16:42 | Updated 20 May 2015

Coachella 2014 will happen, as always, across two weekends. The first is April 11th to April 13th and the second is April 18th to April 20th.

Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire are headlining while Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams and Ellie Goulding are also playing.

Coachella 2014

Coachella is the event that traditionally kicks off all festival-related conversation, despite the fact it happening in California means most of us will be following it from afar.

Why are we so interested? EVERYONE (er, famous) goes to Coachella - you're as likely to see Sienna Miller floating about in the perfect summer dress as you are Katy Perry in the shortest shorts ever. It's the best style inspiration for the festival season ahead an organised girl can get.

For those unfamiliar with Coachella, here's three things you can expect to see whether you're going or just watching it all play out on Instagram...

1. A large hipster headcount. Coachella is the mothership for that certain type of person who prides themselves on looking cooler than everyone else/being consistently nonchalant. It's Hipster Con, if you will - a mass meeting of minds who think wearing jumpers with animals on them is ace.

2. No rowdiness. People don't really drink at Coachella (WE KNOW!) because 1) a lot of attendees drive to the site each day rather than camping and 2) at Coachella, it's not cool to be wasted. You might have the odd cocktail at parties held by various brands (Mulberry's attracts the best crowd) but unlike at festivals in the UK, you don't consume your weight in cider.

3. It's the festival celebs attend to get seen. Think Glastonbury's a pap-fest? Pah! It's got NOTHING on Coachella. This year we predict you'll see Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez having more fun than anyone else, Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor on the decks at the coolest parties and Diane Kruger, Kate Bosworth and Alexa Chung just hanging around.

Want to see what we mean? Check out what the festival looked like in 2013...


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