Trip Tips: Where to Stay for Coachella 2012

- Joy Pecknold, Passport blog editor

The 2012 lineup for Coachella was announced yesterday. The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, and other bands take to the Indio desert stages April 13-15 and 20-22. Remaining festival passes go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. PST. Once you’ve nabbed one, you’ll need a place to stay.

For those who don’t wish to rough it camping on-site overnight (really, three days of rock, dust and drinking will be rough enough), hotels are booking up fast, but a few are still showing availability. Perks at these posher places include possible celeb sightings, cool pools and privacy. Take your pick:

In Rancho Mirage (15 miles from venue)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa – Rates from $319 USD

Westin Mission Hills Resort – Rates from $329 USD (April 20-22 weekend only)

In Palm Springs (25 miles from venue)
Riviera Resort & Spa – Rates from $499 USD

In Temecula (75 miles from venue)
Temecula Creek Inn – Rates from $229 USD

Some of the other confirmed acts on the So Cal festival’s eclectic schedule include ’90s relics Pulp, Mazzy Star and Noel Gallagher; folk-pop troubadours Bon Iver, Andrew Bird, M.Ward and Beirut; electronic monarchs M83, Miike Snow, Justice, the Weeknd and Girl Talk; songbirds Feist, St. Vincent and Cat Power; and music magazine darlings Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine.

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