200,000 People Party At Coachella Music Festival

200,000 People Party At Coachella Music Festival

Coachella is perhaps the best-known music festival in the USA, so it is hardly surprising that it racked up a considerable number of attendees at its 2015 event.

According to analysis from Forbes using figures by Billboard and festival representatives, 198,000 partied at the outdoor music event last year.

An estimated 99,000 turned up on the first weekend, and the same number came on the second weekend, keeping festival staff busy no doubt.

While this is a huge number of people, it is not the most popular festival in the country. Indeed, it was only the fifth busiest music event last year, with Outside Lands Festival, Lollapalooza, Firefly Music Festival and Austin City Limits (ACL) all beating it with regards to attendance figures.

As many as 450,000 went to ACL in 2015, with the popular Texan festival featuring a huge array of artists and other events. It now has eight stages, 130 bands and is spread over two weekends to allow as many music fans to attend as possible.

Despite this, Coachella is definitely the favourite among celebrities, which explains its steep VIP ticket prices. While general admission cost $375 (£258) last year, if you wanted to venture into the VIP area, which had couches, extra toilets and a cash bar, you would have to pay $899.

Despite this, due to the number of bands that play, festivalgoers still get good value for their money, paying just $1.74 to see each act.

Of course, you also get a chance to bump into a famous face or two, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Jared Leto, Katy Perry and Kate Bosworth regularly attending the multi-date event.

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