When most people think of camping at Coachella, they often think of a setting up a polyester tent in the dusty parking lot, next to car exhausts and porter potties. But did you know that camping in the California desert festival doesn’t have to be such a pain. The glamping (glamour + camping) trend has its perks at Coachella.
Guests don’t have to go through experiencing a heat stroke in order to see some of their favorite bands. For $6,500, Coachella-goers can stay in an air-conditioned, fully-furnished Shikar-style safari tent. In addition to the comfort of luxury, these VIP accommodations feature private check-in to the festival, golf cart shuttle to the stages and back, exclusive access to restrooms and showers, breakfast and late night snacks, on-site concierge, security, private pool, spa massages, electrical outlets and the chance to bump into musicians at the backstage Artist Village. Or at the very least, Vanessa Hudgens at one of the nearby yurts, used for VIP lounges and after-parties.
Other music festivals are also bringing this sophisticated camping experience. Sasquatch in Washington now offers terrace camping upgrade featuring shuttle service to the Gorge, concierge service and complimentary morning coffee. V Festival in the UK offer similar accommodations, including hot showers and access to a beauty room complete with hairdryers.