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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA. Coachella was co-founded in 1999 by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen, and is organized by Goldenvoice. The festival features different genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures.
The main stages are the: Coachella Stage, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, Outdoor Theatre, Sahara Tent, and the Yuma stage.
The origins of the Coachella Festival date back to 1993, when rock bands Tool and Pearl Jam performed at California's Empire Polo Club. Six years later, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was launched at the site. The first festival drew a crowd of 25,000 people.
The festival was moved to April to provide relief from the area's high temperatures, and it was extended to two days. The changes worked; the crowds grew larger year after year to the point where Coachella has become one of the most popular music festivals in the country. The 2015 festival sold 198,000 tickets and grossed $84.3 million, both records. Coachella sells out every year so make sure to get your tickets early using the “View Tickets” links above.
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The two-weekend festival is scheduled for April 15-17 and 22-24.
Other performers at this year’s Coachella include Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens, Jack Ü, Ice Cube, A$AP Rocky, CHVRCHES, Sia, Major Lazer, Flume, Courtney Barnett and Lord Huron, among many others.
Check out the attached show poster for all the acts for 2016.
BottleRock Napa Valley is set for May 27-29, 2015. The festival will be in the same location at the Napa Valley Exposition. Presale tickets are available now.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to be held April 15-17 and April 22-24. The popular music festival will be in the same location at Indio’s Empire Polo Club. Advance ticket sales start June 4th.
Lineups for each festival have not been announced.
So many promising music careers are tripped up by the challenge of following a successful debut that its perils are an industry cliche.
Now the Alabama Shakes face this unavoidable rite of passage. The bar band from Athens, Alabama with electrifying frontwoman Brittany Howard sold 737,000 copies of its first disc, earned three Grammy nominations, performed twice on “Saturday Night Live,” played for President Obama and earned enough critical hurrahs to fill a trunk.
Faced with the choice of fulfilling or confounding expectations with its new Sound & Color (to be released Tuesday), the Shakes chose the latter. The band is challenging its audience to move forward, almost defiantly so. During its first Coachella performance earlier this month, the set list notably did not include “Hold On,” ‘‘Hang Loose” or “Always Alright,” three of the young act’s best-known songs.
“We knew some people would probably want a similar record and there were some people who would probably be frustrated if we did something similar,” said guitarist Heath Fogg, neatly summarizing the classic second album dilemma. “There’s no point in trying to please anybody other than ourselves.”
The vibraphone that heralds the album-opening sound collage seems a signal to check preconceived notions at the door. The spacy “Gemini” reflects the early 1970s movie soundtracks that Howard claimed as an influence, “This Feeling” echoes Curtis Mayfield, “Shoegazer” is a driving rocker that belies its reflective title and the woozy “Dunes” feels like a Southern summer day.
Both “Gimme All Your Love” and “Miss You” have dramatic shifts in tempo, the latter with an early favorite for lyric of the year: “I’m going to miss you and your Mickey Mouse tattoos.”
The band describes the adventurousness of Sound & Color as less a strategy than a reflection of the creative process.
Howard said that when she began writing songs, she quickly got bored because it seemed she was trying to write songs that were familiar, that sounded like things she had already written. That self-awareness freed her to experiment more.
“It’s a pretty eclectic mixed bag of things that we like,” Howard said. “It wasn’t intentional. I think we just had grown up as artists and players. There’s so much that we are into and so much that we like. The roots of our music will always be there, because that’s how we get along with each other. But there are so many languages, as far as music goes, that we can speak with to one another.”
Howard said she didn’t want fans to think that the band is leaving anything behind. “It’s just there and it’s more,” she said.
The success of the Boys & Girls album was clearly head-spinning for Alabama Shakes.
“It was almost overnight that things changed dramatically,” Fogg said. “We had been working on this material for years but when it got out into the public, things changed a lot, and they changed very quickly.”
He spoke from California, between Coachella gigs. The Alabama Shakes had just returned from Australia, for its second time. They packed a career’s worth of dreams into a short period of time. Fogg couldn’t get over seeing the band’s music being reviewed and discussed in so many places. Even if it was mostly positive, it was still disconcerting.
The publicity complicated the Shakes’ relationship with its first single, “Hold On.” The song was heralded as a revival of the Muscle Shoals soul sound, and “revivalist” is a dirty word in their book. The band considers it a quirky indie rock song, he said.
“We were getting a lot of attention for one song that I don’t think any of us felt defined us as a band,” he said. “People were making a lot of generalizations about us that we didn’t agree with, based on that one song.”
Despite some bumps, the band appreciates what success has brought them. The quartet, which also includes bass player Zac Cockrell and drummer Steve Johnson, can supplement their sound with additional players. And music isn’t just a day job or night job. It’s their only jobs.
“This business, the music business, you have to understand why you’re in it, what you’re doing,” Howard said. “Because it’s so consuming and kind of treacherous. It can be no fun. I think we all know that we want to stay genuine to ourselves and understand why we want to make music. Music is about learning, it’s about growing and, if you’re in a group, it’s like family.”
– Associated Press
AC/DC took the stage on April 10th and rocked the 2015 Coachella Festival in Indio, CA. Here was their set list from the evening:
“Hell Ain’t a Bad Place To Be”
“Shot Down In Flames”
“Back in Black”
“Rock or Bust”
“Shoot To Thrill”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Baptism by Fire”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
“Have a Drink On Me”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Train”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About To Rock”
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