All "Coachella" stories

Return to Story

Coachella 2013 Dates Revealed

Despite some speculation that Coachella would go three weekends in 2013 instead of the two-weekend layout of 2012, today the fest announced the dates for next year’s Coachella. It takes place on the two weekends of 4/12-4/14 and 4/19-4/21. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 AM PDT. Check out our coverage from this year’… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 14, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Thom Yorke Joins Modeselektor, DJs Day And Night At Coachella Weekend 2

With his band’s Coachella duties taken care of, Thom Yorke apparently decided to have some fun during the second Coachella weekend. Below, we’ve got video of him joining his abstract-techno buddies Modselektor onstage. He also showed up at an Ace Hotel Brainfeeder pool party to play records alongside Flying Lotus and the Gaslamp Killer, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Watch Frank Ocean Premiere New Song, Cover Lauryn Hill At Coachella

Frank Ocean switched things up for week two of Coachella, deviating from that set to play a new one called “Forrest Gump” as well as cover Lauryn Hill’s “Tell Him.” Watch ‘em below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 23, 2012 - 1:28 pm

Watch Black Keys & John Fogerty Cover The Band

The night that we lost Levon Helm, the great singer/drummer for the Band, Bon Iver played tribute by covering the Band’s “Ophelia.” One night after that, in their headlining spot at the second Coachella weekend, the Black Keys paid a grand-scale tribute of their own. Inviting former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and classic-rock archduke Joh… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2012 - 11:23 am

Raptor Jesus Goes To Coachella

[Editor’s Note: Last week, commenter Michael_ came through with coverage of Coachella’s first weekend from the commenter perspective, and he did so well that he opened the portal for others. Our dude Raptor Jesus put his hand up for weekend two, and we obliged. Opinions expressed in this writeup do not reflect the views ofMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 23, 2012 - 10:05 am

All-Hologram Coachella Lineup Leaks

In part this post is to say, good job, aux.tv, on this flyer. And in part it is to say now please, let us call a moratorium on puns and lol-ogram humor. Wait: Coachologram. OK starting now! (Although also, good point Carles: Now that Coachella’s exhausted the reunion beat, guess it’s time for them to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2012 - 5:16 pm

A Coachella Status Update, By Michael_

[Editor’s Note: While Coachella’s two weekend desert jammer has generated tons of photo and video for us to experience via remote, air-conditioned laptop stations, this year we wanted to enrich our point of view from a Commenter perspective. So we called on Stereogum comment section denizen/underscore enthusiast Michael_ to provide intrepid reports from his threeMore »

By: Michael Swiszcz / April 16, 2012 - 10:59 am

Watch The Weeknd, Snoop & Dre (& Holographic Tupac), Real Estate, Santigold, And Jeff Mangum Play Coachella 2012

Weekend one of Coachella is a wrap, and in the resulting detox from Sunday’s action, we’ve got a fresh batch of archived sets to point you towards. Now online are full sets from the Weeknd (his US debut), Santigold, Real Estate, and Dr. Dre and Snoop, which featured an unholy group of guests (Eminem, Kendrick… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012 - 9:38 am

Watch Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella weekend one rages on, and last night featured sets from marquee acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Azealia Banks and ASAP Rocky. Their sets have been thrown up online, which you can watch below. Notable: St. Vincent plays her new song, “KROKODIL,” during her performance. Also notable: streaming sets today (all times PST) include Wild… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm

Watch Pulp, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, M83, Black Keys, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella is streaming (with some notable exceptions) at YouTube all weekend, and this morning a couple of archived sets found their way to the web. Head below to watch Pulp’s entire set, as well sets by Arctic Monkeys, Explosions In The Sky, Frank Ocean (which features a Tyler cameo and a Bob Dylan cover), and… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

15 Coachella 2012 Performances Not To Miss

COACHELLA BACK. And, this year, the bacchanalia stretches across two weekends featuring identical lineups, as well as an interim week of non-Coachella shows in L.A., so if you’re looking for live music in your city and there’s none to be had outside of that one bar band that always plays Happy Hour on Tuesdays at… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2012 - 2:21 pm

Coachella Set Times Revealed

Via Twitter, Coachella announced its set times early this morning. Also on the Coachella front, Eminem, Warren G, Kendrick Lamar will join Snoop and Dre for their Sunday set (though the news post from Warren G’s website has since been removed). Head below to scope the set times. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 11, 2012 - 9:09 am

Coachella Sideshows 2012 Schedule

Via @goldenvoice, up above is the slate of shows taking place in the L.A. area during the two Coachella weekends (full lineup here), and it’s a pretty stacked roster, including the likes of Bon Iver, Pulp, Neon Indian, ASAP Rocky, Jeff Mangum (at the Orpheum the day after the fest ends), the Rapture, M83, Girls,… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012 - 4:14 pm

Diplo Disses Coachella Lineup

To many of us, this year’s Coachella lineup looks like the best thing the festival has put together in ages. Radiohead! Dre and Snoop! So many ’90s-band reunions! A rare live show from the Weeknd! There’s just a lot to like. Diplo, however, does not agree.

As Pitchfork points out, Diplo went i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012 - 9:05 am

Coachella 2012 Lineup

Coachella just posted this year’s lineup on its Facebook and Twitter. Headliners for the double weekend festival are Black Keys (Friday), Radiohead (Saturday), and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg (Sunday). Even more exciting are the acts highlighting the Recently Reunited undercard: At The Drive-In, Refused, Mazzy Star, and Pulp. This year’s event goes down April… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 9, 2012 - 7:12 pm

1st Fake Coachella ’12 Poster Has Us Wondering… Who Should Headline Coachella ’12?

Above, you’ll see the first of what will doubtlessly be many, many fake Coachella posters (via Gigwise). These things have become something of an annual rite, as computer jokers all over the world conceive of the most plausible possible lineups for the first major summer festival. The newest one builds from the rumors that Radiohead… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2011 - 2:42 pm

National Bromance

Last week video surfaced of passionate (ostensibly ecstasy-friendly) National fans dry humping to “Bloodbuzz Ohio” at Coachella. The moment was captured by Eric Wareheim, who eventually turns the camera on himself for a “look at these guys” cameo. He should be proud: It’s the best Ron Artest-related music clip I’ve ever seen. More »

By: brandon / May 2, 2011 - 9:31 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others, but it seems folks were largely focused on who Kanye may or may not bring on stage with him for his festival closing set. Justin Vernon came along for the… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Saturday

While we wait for Kanye’s Super Secret Surprise Guests (Rebecca Black?), let’s glance back at yesterday’s highlights. AnCo, Erykah Badu, Arcade Fire, Big Audio Dynamite, Bright Eyes, Cults, Suede, Glasser, Mumford & Sons, and many more were on hand for Day 2 in the desert. Photos by Graeme Flegenheimer. Enjoy. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 17, 2011 - 8:33 pm