Where is Coachella and Why Do I Keep Hearing About It?

  Once again, Coachella is all over the news.  Most people woke up to Twitter lighting up about Beyonce headlining this year’s event.  So much so that they’ve renamed it “Beychella.”  Her performance was full of surprises, including Jay Z and Destiny’s Child taking the stage. So what and where is Coachella?  It’s a desert city in Riverside County, California.  The concert actually takes place in Indio, which is part of the Coachella Valley. It’s about 2.5 hours to get there from Los Angeles, and it’s about 25 miles east from its famous neighbor, Palm Springs. Their population sits at about 40,000, but swells to nearly 300,000 people in the general area for the annual Coachella Music Festival. This festival 

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