The former High School Musical star has been a regular at the popular music and arts event in recent years, but she is having to sit out this year's (15) festivities as she performs in revived Broadway musical Gigi.

However, Hudgens has taken to her blog to help others enjoy the three-day party.

Among her pointers, Hudgens advises, "Even though dressing up is fun, Coachella is about making new memories while listening to good live music. At some point, take your shoes off. Feel the grass under your feet. The music coursing thru (sic) your body. The sun on your face. Have so much fun love bugs!"

She also shared a useful tip to stand out in the crowd, adding, "P.S. Bring as many light up things you can find. Glow sticks, rave toys, anything. It helps at night so you and your friends can stick together. Plus, it's always fun waving around glow sticks! Haha".

The Coachella festival kicked off on Friday (10Apr15) and continues until Sunday (12Apr15) with headliners AC DC, Jack White and Drake.

All acts will do it all over again the following weekend.