Every music fan should get out to at least one music festival in their lifetime, there are few things better than camping out, eating terrible, over priced camper food, consuming plenty of alcohol, and waiting for your favourite act to arrive on stage, while sat on the grass. They’re usually three day events, and everyone walking up to festival grounds is hoping for more than a few surprise guests and covers, and to fall in love with something completely new. It’s a musical buffet for every taste. Now, of the festivals, there are the major ones, and Coachella falls into that category. Some of the novelty may wear off as the festival is essentially replicated a weekend from now, and one can only wonder if the first will be as jam packed with guest appearances, when there’s not as much media presence. After scouring hundreds of hours of video, here are a few clips that seemed to stand out. And, of course, you have to include the performance everyones talking about, a show of light and sound, and a reincarnated 2Pac, it was like a rappers Easter.
How deep was the lineup? Not featured below, but at the festival was Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Bon Iver, David Gueta, Pulp, Justice, At The Drive-In, and AVICII. You could pretty much complete a musical bucket list with that weekend.
Every genre was on display on the fields of Indio, including electronic, few seem to be more on target as Swedish House Mafia are at the moment.
We Were Promised Jetpacks perform ‘Thunder and Lightning’ to a pretty timid crowd.
Noel Gallagher may not be touring with Oasis, but he and his band the High Flying Birds do have a strong disc they’re supporting.
M83. You don’t need to say much more than that do you?
The Black Keys may be the best rock band on the planet right now, making music that is appreciated by the masses and the critics. Check out this clip of ‘I Got Mine’.
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre had a ton of guest rappers join them, Wiz Khalifa seemed to fit the festival bill the best with his sing along ‘Young, Wild and Free’
And…of course, the hologram.