Get ready to experience one of the music industry's biggest events at the 2014 Coachella Music Festival!
This red-hot bash is one of the biggest music festivals across the globe.The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, also
known, as Coachella, is traditionally a three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett and organized by Goldenvoice
(a subsidiary of AEG Live).Tickets for this eclectic bash regularly sell out minutes after they go on sale. The 13th annual
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes place over two weekends at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA. Weekend 1
will be held on April 11 – 13 and Weekend 2 will take place on April 18-20.
performers have included some of the biggest names in music, including Morrissey, Radiohead, and the Pixies. Come check out
what this awe-inspiring celebration of music is all about!
At the 2013 Coachella Music Festival,
the lineup of multi-talented performers featured Metric, How to Destroy Angels, Of Monsters and Men, The Postal Service, Wu-Tang
Clan, The xx, Vampire Weekend, La Roux, Phoenix, Social Distortion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 2 Chainz, Modest Mouse, Danny Brown,
and Earl Sweatshirt, among others.
Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California
in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. The city of Indio is known for its desert setting, as the area is part of the California
Desert. The event features a number of music genres, such as rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music. Across the grounds,
several stages regularly host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and
the Sahara Tent. The festival showcases well-known and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited
groups. Some of its notable appearances include: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys,
The Killers, Duran Duran, Radiohead, Oasis, Daft Punk, Roger Waters, Madonna, The Cure, Florence and the Machine, Kanye West,
The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Gorillaz, Björk, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The Chemical Brothers,
Pavement, Blur, MGMT, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Tool, The Prodigy, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bon Iver.
November 5, 1993, Pearl Jam performed in front of nearly 25,000 fans at the Empire Polo Club, which had never hosted a music
festival before. It was this festival that eventually established the club as a suitable place to hold large-scale events.
Six years later, on October 9 and 10, 1999, three months following the Woodstock '99 festival, the first Coachella Valley
Music and Arts Festival was held. Because of the fires and riots that broke out at Woodstock '99, Coachella promoters were
not allowed to offer on-site camping, a restriction that was in place until 2002. Nearly 10,000 people showed up at the two-day
inaugural event, supporting headlining acts Beck, The Chemical Brothers, Tool, Morrissey and Rage Against the Machine. Other
acts included Jurassic 5, DJ Mike Hawk, and Underworld. Due to the debilitating heat, however, the event did not make any
money, which almost put an end to the festival. These financial troubles kept any festival from taking place in 2000. In 2001,
however, festival organizers decided to try to put the event back in motion. They moved the festival to the month of April
to avoid the blistering heat of the late summer, and scheduled it on a single day to cut costs. Organizers, however, found
it hard to book acts for the festival. Months before the event, promoters could not find a headline act, which put the festival
in jeopardy once again. Luckily, Perry Farrell helped the promoters out by bringing the reunited Jane's Addiction to the project.
2002, the festival went back to being a two-day affair, showcasing Siouxsie and the Banshees, in addition to headlining acts
Björk and Oasis. The event was more successful that year, which helped prove to the Indio community that the festival
could make money and take place without conflict. The 2003 festival featured Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys (as well
as the reunited Iggy Pop and The Stooges) and drew the largest crowd it ever had. The event became more and more popular around
the world. The 2004 event showcased the Pixies, Radiohead, Kraftwerk, The Cure, and other major bands. The 2004 festival sold
out for the first time in the festival's history. From then on, the festival attracted huge crowds, including bands such as
Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Tool, Daft Punk, and Massive Attack.
The 2003 festival marked a time when the
event began to attract audiences from all over the world. The lineup featured the Beastie Boys, Ben Harper, Queens of the
Stone Age, Blur, Groove Armada, Blue Man Group, The Hives, The Donnas, N.E.R.D, Ladytron, Felix Da Housecat, Masters At Work,
Kinky, Roger Sanchez, Darren Emerson, Spearhead, Talib Kweli, Peanut Butter Wolf/Jaylib, Wildchild, Badly Drawn Boy, The Libertines,
The Rapture, Gomez, The Music, Christopher Lawrence, Hot Hot Heat, Dilinja, Lemon D, Amon Tobin, Ben Kweller, Idlewild, Joseph
Arthur, Particle, and the Black Eyed Peas.