Are celebs being paid to attend Coachella?

Celebrities are reportedly being sponsored to attend the Coachella music festival. Photo/Getty
Celebrities are reportedly being sponsored to attend the Coachella music festival. Photo/Getty

Vanessa Hudgens is allegedly getting paid US$15,000 (NZ$17,000) to attend Coachella.

The 25-year-old actress is among several stars said to have signed a lucrative deal to attend the annual three-day music festival in Indio, California next weekend.

A source told the New York Daily News' Confidenti@l that the former High School Musical star, who attended the event last year with her boyfriend Austin Butler, has inked a deal with McDonald's, which is hosting an exclusive party at Bootsy Bellows Estate.

Meanwhile, Glee star Lea Michele, 27, will be flown in and receive US$20,000 from Lacoste to wear the fashion label's clothes to the festival and attend their fifth annual private Desert Pool Party nearby.

A number of other well-known faces are still hoping to cash-in on the event, including Aaron Paul.

The Breaking Bad star, who met his wife, Lauren Parsekian at Coachella and shared his first kiss with her on the festival's ferris wheel a year later, is reportedly asking for US$15,000 and at least two VIP passes to attend the event.

Coachella regular Kate Bosworth is also seeking US$30,000 this year.

Other celebrities shopping around for endorsement deals include Joe Jonas, who wants US$20,000, and British fashion presenter Louise Roe, who is asking for US$5000 and three passes.

Headlined by Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire, the first weekend of Coachella 2014 kicks off this Friday, followed by another weekend of performances from April 18-20.

Kiwi pop star Lorde will also be performing.

- Bang! Showbiz

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