By Nadia Noir
Gone are the days when you could buy a one-day ticket from someone in the parking lot at Coachella. The wristband rules tightened the scamming game (literally) with entrance to Coachella only being allowed with tightly-strapped wristbands.
Now, not only are you required to wear a wristband that tracks your ins-and-outs through the festival, but you’re required to activate your wristband online BEFORE going to the festival.
Here’s what the website says:
A festival pass is one wristband, good for the entire weekend that you purchased. All passes are General Admission. All people attending the festival must be wearing their wristband upon arrival. You will not be allowed to enter any parking, camping or festival areas without a pass. 2014 wristbands are required to be activated to gain entry into the festival. Wristbands are void if tampered with or removed.
– Only activate the wristband you will be wearing.
– Wristbands can only be activated once.
– Activate prior to applying it onto your wrist. You will be unable to read your Unique ID number once on your wrist.
– To activate your wristband, simply LOG IN to your existing account or REGISTER a new Coachella.com account. You may also do this via our 2014 mobile app. (stay tuned). Please note: just because you ordered passes for Coachella (from Front Gate Tickets) doesn’t mean you made a Coachella.com account. It’s not the same thing.
Once you have logged in (or after you created a coachella.com account and logged in), scroll down to the “activate your wristband” section on your profile and follow the directions. You’ll enter your first name, last name, and the wristband number as pictured.
You will then have the option to connect your Facebook and Spotify accounts. Swipe your wristband to check in automatically at any of the RFID portals near stages and throughout the festival.
For more information, go to Coachella.com.