The Face asks whether Coachella is being transformed from a festival into a platform: "As hundreds of thousands influencers and festival-goers flocked to Indio, California for the festival over the past two weeks, an abundance of content surrounding everything except the music flooded the internet. The veil of manufacturing fun and doing things solely for the internet has lifted, begging the question: has Coachella transformed from music festival to content festival with music in the background? And what does that mean for festival style?".

Down by the valley
January 31, 2021

Coachella canceled

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival's planned return for April 2021 has been canceled due to the pandemic, LA Times reports the news "to the surprise of absolutely no one". Stagecoach, the popular country music festival that follows Coachella's back-to-back weekends, has also canceled its April 23-25 dates.

Rescheduchella
March 11, 2020

Coachella postponed due to coronavirus

This year’s Coachella, originally set for the first two weekends in April, will now take place in October (9.-11.10 and 16.-18.10.), the Verge reports. Additionally, festival organizer Goldenvoice announced that the country music festival Stagecoach, which takes place at the same venue as Coachella in Indio, California, is also being rescheduled to October (24.-26.4. to 23.-25.10.). There is no word if the festivals will have the same lineups. Unlike SXSW and Ultra festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach will offer ticketholders refunds if they can’t attend.

Variety is disturbed by the lack of women at Coachella this year. California fest is headlined by Frank Ocean, Travis Scott and Rage Against the Machine, with top 10 performers being mostly men as well - "looking at the 10 top-billed artists on each day, Friday’s is 2/10 female, Saturday’s is 3/10, and Sunday’s rockets […]

Kanye West made his Sunday Service public at Coachella on Sunday morning, featuring gospel versions of cover songs and his own original tracks. West set up a merchandise booth to sell his special Sunday Service “church clothes” - hoodies and t-shirts were emblazoned with religious words and phrases, such as “Holy Spirit”, “Trust God”, and […]

Khruangbin

Coachella will stream performances by 69 musicians this incoming weekend on YouTube. Concerts are starting Friday afternoon 4.15 PM (Pacific Standard Time, add 9 hours for Central European Time), and, apart from the ones in the headline, highlights include The 1975, Janelle Monáe, Mac DeMarco, Khruangbin, Maggie Rogers, JPEGMAFIA, Pusha-T, Lizzo, Kid Cudi, CHVRCHES, Blood […]

Calypso Rose is the oldest artist - 79 soon - and the first calypsonian to be booked for a full set at Coachella. Rose will perform on the Gobi Stage on both weekends (April 12 and 19) of the Indio, California festival, backed by an eight-piece band comprised of African, American, Caribbean and French musicians. […]

Childish Gambino, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West will headline Coachella in 2019, HITS Daily Double reports. Stereogum underlines the fact that once rock-oriented festival - Kings Of Leon, Arcade Fire, and the Strokes were headliners last time Kanye West was performing there in 2011 - was notable for its lack of rock headliners this year - Weeknd, […]