“Soberchella”: Coachella Offers Alcohol-Free Camping Option
"Whether new to the sober lifestyle, straight-edge or it's simply your preferred way of life, this hub is meant to connect you with like-minded individuals."
The iconic Indio, California music festival has offered a "dry" camping option for alcohol-free fun in 2023. Festival-goers can now opt to set up camp in a sober lot by requesting placement when entering Coachella's grounds and checking in their vehicle.
"Whether new to the sober lifestyle, straight-edge or it's simply your preferred way of life, this hub is meant to connect you with like-minded individuals," reads an email sent out by the festival.
The sober camping options align with Coachella's first-ever collaboration with a non-alcoholic retail partner, LA-based New Bar. They will provide mocktails and spirit alternatives.
In typical Coachella fashion, attendees will be supplied with a healthy dose of music across many genres. On Friday, April 14th, Bad Bunny will headline the festival after performances throughout the day from Gorillaz, Malaa, Kaytranada, The Chemical Brothers and many more.
On Saturday and Sunday, BLACKPINK and Frank Ocean will headline, respectively. Other highlights include Calvin Harris, SOFI TUKKER, Porter Robinson, Adam Beyer and Eric Prydz's HOLO.
This year, Coachella will also have a buffet of food and dining options from Indio Central Market, Coachella's shaded food hall, like Sweetfin and chef Eric Greenspan's New School Quality Grilled Cheese.