Forget spring — America’s music festival season is about to kick off in Southern California. Coachella 2023 jumps off in mid-April and social media feeds will be ablaze with who’s performing, who’s attending, what surprises shook us, whose sets slapped hardest, whose was trash, whose festival fit was fire and, if we’re all lucky, who broke the internet.
It’s undeniable and inescapable: Coachella’s a big deal. And even if music, celebrities and festival fashion aren’t your jam, it can’t hurt to bone up on Coachella so you don’t totally miss the discourse. Read on for what this infamous festival is all about, how you might still score access and how to experience it even if trekking to SoCal isn’t in your plans.