Coachella is one of the biggest music festivals in the world, but in light of the global pandemic organisers postponed the sold-out event that was due to take place this weekend until October.

Although it’s still a few months away, there’s no reason why you can’t recreate the bohemian atmosphere at home by listening back to some of the best performances while dressed in a tie-dye dress, a fringed jacket and cowboy boots.

If you did manage to bag a ticket, then we have a special treat for the newbies. Frequent festival goer and New York-based influencer and clinic psychologist, Christie Ferrari, has put together a beginners guide so you could make the most of your experience.

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What was your first experience of Coachella like?

It wasn’t my first music festival, but it was my first one on the West Coast. I loved everyone’s attitude and willingness to just have fun.

What was your highlight?

I remember seeing Empire of the Sun, and Galantis that first time and it was incredible.

As a first-timer, what should we be aware of in advance?

There’s always a lot of dust, so bring something to cover your face! The festival actually takes place an hour away from Palm Springs, so be prepared for an expensive Uber ride or a long car journey. Even when you get there, it’s a long walk (or TukTuk ride, so bring cash) to the actual entrance. It gets really hot, so many go to the festival around sunset time or so. Any festival survivor tips? A handkerchief to cover your face, moisturiser, sanitiser, sun- screen, cash and a good outfit.

What are your packing essentials for the festival?

The style for Coachella is very Boho, so must-haves include some aspect of fringe, a flowy dress, denim and then some sort of comfortable heel, like a cowboy boot or espadrilles, because you’re walking on grass or dirt.

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And how about beauty?

Moisturiser, chap sticks and sunscreen.

Who would you love to see perform at Coachella in the future?


If you could pick three things you must do at Coachella, what would they be?

Get lost listening to music and going to all the differ- ent stages, spend time people and celebrity watching and ride a TukTuk.

And where can we get the best Instagram pictures at the festival?

In front of the Ferris wheel at sunset.

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