Coachella’s multi-day star-studded lineup is its raison d’être, but there’s plenty more to enjoy at the festival, like these art-filled getaways. From sound baths to cozy recording rooms to treasure hunts, there’s plenty to do and see in the desert.
Relax in a geomagnetic sound bath
About an hour north of the Coachella Valley is the otherworldly Integratron, a domed structure built in the 1950s by a UFO enthusiast who wanted it to house a traveling machine. in time. The location and design of the space make it a geomagnetic and acoustic wonder – and a favorite of acts like Moby and Arcade Fire, who have played there. The site’s main attraction, however, is its sound baths (from $30 per person; $250 to $900 for a private session), and visitors lucky enough to secure an appointment can enjoy an hour recorded music and healing sounds. integratron.com
RECORD AND REPEAT
Book a session in a rustic studio
For artists, a quiet week between shows is a chance to save. Hot Trash’s Rocco Gardner capitalized on this with his year-long desert-chic studio/retreat Rancho V, a favorite of Arctic Monkeys, Peaches, MK and other festival headliners. “There’s something about the environment that activates people’s creativity,” says Gardner. The 40-acre space’s main house, two guest houses, and three furnished Airstreams can be rented individually or together (from $700 per night), and its Skyline Studios are a fully-equipped recording and rehearsal space. . escape