When it comes to attending a music festival, cheap simply isn’t on the table anymore. These days it’s a matter of limiting cost.
This April, for example, a three-day general admission pass to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival pass cost $375.
Anyone who wanted a few perks had to pay $899 for a VIP pass and remember, that only covered one of the festival’s two weekends. You’d have to spend twice that if you wanted to take in the entire spectacle in Indigo, California.
Beyond the tickets, here’s a breakdown of some other common expenses at Coachella, according to CNN Money:
- $400 for round trip airline tickets.
- $80 to get from the airport to the festival.
- $60 to ride the festival shuttle around for the weekend.
- $85 to camp out over the weekend and $500 per night to stay in a hotel.
- $50 to $225 per meal.
If you go with the hotel option, you could easily spend around $2,500 at Coachella for one three-night weekend, not including meals.
Go with the camping option and you’ll spend somewhere around $1,000 without meals, $2,000 if you go both weekends.
That’s a lot of cash to spend, especially for concert goers such as myself. And we are, after all, the ones who spend our summers traveling around to these raucous celebrations.
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