The festival featured headlining performances from the Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem. On Friday, McCartney blew past the festival's strict curfew by 54 minutes. Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters? In , the festival reverted to a two-day format. Goldenvoice attempts to release the lineup poster as close to New Year's Day as possible, so that Coachella is the first major festival of the year to announce its lineup.
Two of the most popular performances were Madonna , who played in an overflowing dance tent, and Daft Punk , whose show featuring a pyramid-shaped stage is cited as one of the most memorable performances in Coachella history. In , Goldenvoice inaugurated the Stagecoach Festival , an annual country music festival that also takes place at the Empire Polo Club the weekend following Coachella.
The new event helped avert complications with organizing Coachella; the polo club's owner Alex Haagen III had been planning to redevelop the land unless a new profitable event could be created to make a long-term lease with Goldenvoice financially feasible.
In , Coachella did not sell out for the first time since Waters' inflatable prop pig flew away during his set. The festival occurred a week earlier than usual. The new dates were April 17, 18 and On Friday, McCartney blew past the festival's strict curfew by 54 minutes. Dog and Throbbing Gristle. Organizers eliminated single-day ticket sales for , and instead instituted a new policy offering three-day tickets only,  which drew mixed reactions.
Despite Tollett's reservations about holding a festival in due to the economy,  that year's Coachella drew 75, spectators each day, for an estimated aggregate attendance of ,, surpassing previous records. Prior to the festival, Goldenvoice made several investments and improvements locally to help support Coachella.
In addition to funding an additional lane for Avenue 50, which borders the festival, the promoter cleared additional space on the polo grounds by leveling a ,square-foot area and moving horse stables. On May 31, , Goldenvoice announced that beginning with the festival, Coachella would be expanded to a second, separately-ticketed weekend, with identical lineups for each.
The festival featured headliners the Black Keys , Radiohead, and a twin billing of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Dre had asked permission from Shakur's mother Afeni, who said the next day that she was thrilled with the performance. Dre decided against it. Prior to the festival, it was announced that Goldenvoice had reached a deal with the city of Indio to keep the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals there through The land, previously leased from Eldorado, will be used to provide more space for parking and general use for the festival.
The festival, held on April 11—13 and April 18—20, featured artists. Justin Bieber also made a surprise appearance alongside Chance The Rapper. Jay-Z and Puff Daddy made surprise appearances during Nas' set. Jhene Aiko was joined by both Drake and Childish Gambino. General admission tickets again sold out in less than 20 minutes.
In March , the Indio City Council passed a measure allowing up to 62, additional people to attend future Coachellas. As part of the vote, the attendance cap for Coachella was raised from 99, to , The festival capacity will gradually be increased, giving the city time to accommodate the crowds; Goldenvoice increased the venue size by 50 acres along Monroe Street, Avenue 50, Avenue 52, and Polo Road.
Ice Cube's appearance featured a reunion of N. Weekend two was marked by several tributes to Prince, the headliner who died just prior to the weekend's shows. The edition of Coachella took place from April 14—16 and April 21—23, and featured Radiohead , Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar as headlining artists. The festival featured headlining performances from the Weeknd, Beyoncé, and Eminem.
Making up for her cancellation the previous year, Beyoncé became the first black woman ever to headline the festival. Her performances received immediate, widespread praise,    with many outlets describing her set as historic.
In addition to hosting live music, Coachella is a showcase for visual arts , including installation art and sculpture. Many of the pieces are interactive , providing a visual treat for attendees.
We're obviously constantly trying to, for lack of a better word, to outdo ourselves and make it better for the fans. In Coachella's early years, art was mostly recycled from the previous year's Burning Man festival, due to smaller budgets. Artists are given access to the grounds just 10 days before the festival, giving them a tight timeframe in which to assemble their pieces. Some of the works have been featured at Art Basel , and involved participants from architecture schools, both local and international.
Poster artist Emek has produced limited edition posters every year since As the host city to Coachella and the Stagecoach Festival , Indio provides several services such as police and fire protection, private security, medical services, outside law enforcement, and city staff services. Organizers of Coachella manage its carbon footprint by partnering with the organization Global Inheritance to promote several environmentally friendly initiatives. Art of Recycling" campaign, which challenges local artists to design and decorate recycling bins that are placed across the festival grounds.
About staffers are required to collect the litter that accumulates during the festival. Resources are sorted individually on site before being taken to local landfills and recycling centers.
Goldenvoice maintains a goal to "divert 90 percent of [its] recyclable and compostable materials". In , staff diverted over ,, pounds of materials, comprising: In , Coachella began allowing tent camping as an option for festival lodging. The campground site is on a polo field adjacent to the venue grounds and has its own entrance on the south side of the venue. For that festival, there were more than 17, campers.
At the event, on-site facilities included recycling, a general store, showers, mobile phone charging stations and an internet cafe with free WiFi. Tollett begins to book artists for each festival as early as the previous August. In addition to agent pitches and artists discovered online, the lineup is culled from acts booked by Goldenvoice for their other 1, shows each year. Tollett uses the promoter's ticketing figures for insight into who to book, saying: So I see little things that are happening maybe before some others, because they don't have that data.
In booking the festival, Goldenvoice uses radius clauses that can prevent acts from performing in Los Angeles, the Inland Empire , or San Diego for up to three months before and after the festival. The promoter has allowed some of Coachella's acts to make appearances in the region prior to the festival and between weekends, but only at events and venues owned or controlled by Goldenvoice's parent company AEG; one such example was Jay-Z 's concert at Staples Center in Goldenvoice attempts to release the lineup poster as close to New Year's Day as possible, so that Coachella is the first major festival of the year to announce its lineup.
This gives the promoter a competitive advantage over other festivals, many of which end up sharing headliners by the time they are all announced.
The line on which an artist's name appears as well as their font size is a contentious topic between Goldenvoice and talent agents, as placement on the poster will often dictate an artist's future booking fee. Tollett said, "We have so many arguments over font sizes. I literally have gone to the mat over one point size. Organizers were initially resistant to accepting sponsorship deals that would help Coachella turn a higher profit.
He said, "I hate it when you go to shows and you are bombarded with all this advertising. It just shows a lack of respect for your audience and the music. I feel like when the band is playing it should be you and the band, and it's a sacred moment.
Since , YouTube has live streamed the opening weekend of Coachella. Viewers can choose from three channels of performances to watch. For , organizers partnered with Vantage. Content includes degree panoramic photos of previous events, virtual tours of the festival site, interviews, and performances. The success of Coachella has led its organizers to partner with other American music festivals. In , Goldenvoice agreed to work with the organizers of Field Day, a New York-based festival modeled after Coachella, to help promote and produce the event,  although the show was completely overhauled from its original vision.
The success of Coachella in its early years proved that American music festivals could work and succeed in a destination form, as opposed to a traveling festival.
In the years following Coachella's success, many other festivals have followed in its footsteps, copying its format as a destination festival with multiple stages, attractions, art, and camping. According to a ranking by online ticket retailer viagogo , Coachella was the second-most in-demand concert ticket, trailing only the Tomorrowland festival. Coachella is considered a trendsetter in music and fashion. Singer Katy Perry said, "The lineup always introduces the best of the year for the rest of the year.
Coachella has become known for the variety of distinctive apparel worn by attendees, which primarily include eclectic combinations of colors, materials, and ethnic borrowings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
We wanted it to be far. So you can't leave your house and see a couple bands and be back home that night. We want you to go out there, get tired, and curse the show by Sunday afternoon.
That sunset, and that whole feeling of Coachella hits you. Beck Tool Rage Against the Machine. Coldplay Nine Inch Nails. Prince Roger Waters Jack Johnson. The Black Keys Radiohead Dr. Outkast Muse Arcade Fire.
Radiohead Lady Gaga Kendrick Lamar. The singer did put on an incredible performance, but it apparently didn't actually involve a costume change for her nails. Fans are re-dubbing the iconic music festival as "Beychella. You'd better believe there are flower crowns. Perhaps it was hotter in the desert for weekend two. From "Fake Love" to no love. Anyone who tried to sneak in a question at Coachella would "forever be persona non grata. More like "shine bright like a sparkly bodysuit," right?
Glitter and crop tops and glitter, oh my. Vanessa Hudgens continued her reign as festival queen and Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were being cute. Go to mobile site.
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