Coachella Biography

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Location(s) California
Years active 1999 - present
Date(s) Last weekend of April
Genre(s) Rock, Hip hop, Electronic

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (also referred to as Coachella Fest) is an annual event held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, featuring musical performances by a number of artists on different stages, showings of independent films, and a number of displays of contemporary art. The typical genres of music represented at the festival are alternative rock, rap/hip hop, and electronica. "Coachella" is a two day event. Its attendance has steadily increased from about 10–20,000 people at the first Coachella in 1999, to a sold-out 100,000 in 2004. The event did not occur in 2000.

The Coachella Music Festival is noted for its desert setting (the Mojave Desert is approximately 50 miles north of Indio). Consequently, daytime temperatures frequently rise to over 100°F (38°C) with little cloud cover or shade. The temperature drops drastically after sunset.

Lineup of musical performers by year

April 29
Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Animal Collective, Atmosphere, Audio Bullys, Devendra Banhart, Joey Beltram, Derrick Carter, Cat Power, Celebration, Chris Liberator, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Colette, Matt Costa, Carl Cox, Common, Damian Marley, Deerhoof, The Duke Spirit, Eagles of Death Metal, Franz Ferdinand, Hybrid, Imogen Heap, Infusion, The Juan Maclean, Kanye West, Lady Sovereign, Ladytron, The Like, Living Things, Lyrics Born, My Morning Jacket, The New Amsterdams, Nine Black Alps, Platinum Pied Pipers, Rob Dickinson, The Section Quartet, She Wants Revenge, Shy FX & T Power, Sigur Ros, stellastarr*, Tosca, TV on the Radio, The Walkmen, White Rose Movement, Wolfmother, Youth Group, The Zutons

April 30
Amadou & Mariam, Art Brut, Be Your Own Pet, Bloc Party, Coheed and Cambria, Coldcut, The Dears, Digable Planets, Dungen, Editors, Gabriel & Dresden, Giant Drag, The Go! Team, Gnarls Barkley, Infadels, James Blunt, Jamie Lidell, Jazzanova, Kaskade, Los Amigos Invisibles, Madonna, The Magic Numbers, Massive Attack, Mates of State, Matisyahu, Michael Mayer, Metric, Minus the Bear, Mogwai, MURS featuring 9th Wonder, Mylo (DJ set), Paul Oakenfold, OneRepublic, The Octopus Project, Gilles Peterson, Phoenix, Scissor Sisters, Seu Jorge, Kristina Sky, Sleater-Kinney, Tool, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Louie Vega, Wolf Parade, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

April 30
Ambulance LTD, Amp Fiddler, Bauhaus, Bloc Party, Boom Bip, Buck 65, Café Tacuba, Hernan Cattaneo, The Chemical Brothers, Coldplay, Jamie Cullum, DJ Marky, DJ Peretz (Perry Farrell), Eisley, Fantômas, Four Tet, Jean Grae, Gratitude, Immortal Technique, Katie Melua, Keane, Rilo Kiley, The Kills, k-os, M83, Mercury Rev, MF Doom, Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Razorlight, The Raveonettes, Sage Francis, The Secret Machines, The Sexy Magazines, Snow Patrol, Spoon, Swayzak, Tiga, UNKLE, Weezer, Wilco, Josh Wink, Zap Mama

May 1
Aesop Rock, The Arcade Fire, Armin Van Buuren, Autolux, Beans, Ben Watt, Black Star, The Blood Brothers, The Bravery, Bright Eyes, British Sea Power, Diplo, DJ Krush, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Dresden Dolls, The Faint, The Fiery Furnaces, The Futureheads, Gang of Four, Gram Rabbit, Jem, Junkie XL, Kasabian, The Locust, M.I.A., Matmos, Matthew Dear, Midlake, Miss Kittin, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, The Perceptionists, Pinback, The Prodigy, Radio 4, Roni Size, Roots Manuva, Shout Out Louds, Sixtoo, Sloan, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Subtle, Tegan and Sara, Thrice, Wolf Eyes, Zion I

May 1
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Keys, Boozoo Bajou, Da Lata, Danny Howells, Death Cab for Cutie, The Desert Sessions, dios, DJ Icon DJ Peretz (Perry Farrell), Electric Six, Erase Errata, The Evens, Eyedea & DJ Abilities, Mark Farina, Laurent Garnier, Hieroglyphics, Howie Day, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Junior Senior, Kinky, Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem, Living Legends, Mindless Self Indulgence, Juana Molina, Moving Units, Phantom Planet, Pixies, Q and Not U, Radiohead, The Rapture, Sahara Hotnights, Sander Kleinenberg, Savath & Savalas, Seb Fontaine, The Section Quartet, The Sounds, Sparta, stellastarr*, Stereolab, The Stills

May 2
!!!, 2manydjs, Adam Freeland, Air, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Ash, Atmosphere, Basement Jaxx, Beck, Belle & Sebastian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Crystal Method, The Cure, Cursive, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Danger Mouse, Donald Glaude, Elefant, Ferry Corsten, The Flaming Lips, Home Town Hero, Le Tigre, The Killers, MF Doom, Mogwai, Muse, Paul Van Dyk, Prefuse 73, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, The Section Quartet, Sidestepper, The Sleepy Jackson, Supernatural, Thelonious Monster, The Thrills, Thursday, T. Raumschmiere, Whitestarr

T. Raumschmiere cancelled before the show.

April 22
Amon Tobin, Badly Drawn Boy, The Beastie Boys, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Ben Kweller, Blue Man Group, Blur, Christopher Lawrence, Darren Emerson, D:Fuse, Dillinja and Lemon D, Division of Laura Lee, The Donnas, Felix Da Housecat, Gomez, Groove Armada, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Hot Heat, Idlewild, Jaylib, Joseph Arthur, Kinky, Ladytron, The Libertines, Little Louie Vega and Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales, The Mooney Suzuki, The Music, N.E.R.D, Nightmares on Wax, Particle, Peanut Butter Wolf, Queens of the Stone Age, The Rapture, Roger Sanchez, South, Spymob, Stereo Total, Talib Kweli.

April 23
22-20s, Aesop Rock, Ben Folds, Black Eyed Peas, Blue Man Group, Café Tacuba, DB, Deep Dish, Dirty Vegas, DJ Irene, Eisley, El-P, Fischerspooner, G. Love & Special Sauce, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Interpol, Jack Johnson, Johnny Marr and the Healers, The Kinison, MARS, The Mars Volta, Mouse on Mars, Mr. Lif, MURS, Perry Farrell-DJ set, The Polyphonic Spree, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richie Hawtin, RJD2, Rooney, Sonic Youth, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Thievery Corporation, Timo Maas, Tortoise, Underworld, Whirlwind Heat, The White Stripes

April 27
The Beta Band, Björk, Lee Burridge, Cake, Charlatans UK, The Chemical Brothers, Citizen Cope, Cornershop, DJ Z-Trip Folk Implosion, Forest for the Trees, G. Love & Special Sauce, Groove Armada, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Van M., Jurassic 5, Kosheen, KRS-One, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Pharcyde, Princess Superstar, Queens of the Stone Age, Sasha & John Digweed, Saul Williams, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Vines, Pete Yorn

April 28
Belle & Sebastian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blonde Redhead, BT, Christopher Lawrence, Dilated Peoples, DJ Dan, DJ Peretz (Perry Farrell), DJ Tiesto, Elbow, Fairview, Foo Fighters, Galactic, The Mars Volta, Medusa and Cut Chemist, Mos Def, Oasis, Ozomatli, Pete Tong, Ping Pong Bitches, The Prodigy, Rock Steady Crew, Sandra Collins, Saves the Day, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The Strokes, Triple Threat, Zero 7

April 28
Aceyalone, Adam Freeland, AK1200, Andrea Parker, Bad Company, Jason Bentley, Jason Blakemore, Blonde Redhead, The Chemical Brothers, Nikka Costa, The Dandy Warhols, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Dieselboy, DJ Rinse & Flux, DJ Z-Trip, Doc Martin, Fatboy Slim, Gangstarr, Ian Pooley, Iggy Pop, Jane's Addiction, DJ Dara, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Christopher Lawrence, Medusa, Mos Def, The New Deal, The Nortec Collective, The Orb, Ozomatli, Paul Oakenfold, Pedro the Lion, Photek, Plaid, Raymond Roker, The Roots, Saint Germain, Sigur Rós, Roni Size and Reprazent, Smith & Mighty, Souls of Mischief, Squarepusher, Supernatural, Tricky, Überzone, Weezer

October 9
A Perfect Circle, Amon Tobin, Beck, Breakbeat Era, The Chemical Brothers, Cornelius, Derrick May, DJ Food, DJ Rap, Juan Atkins, Jurassic 5, Kevin Saunderson, Kid Koala, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ming + FS, Morrissey, Mr. Scruff, Nightmares On Wax, Perry Farrell, Richie Hawtin, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, Underworld

October 10
Autechre, Banco de Gaia, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Cibo Matto, DJ Cam, GusGus, Innerzone Orchestra, LTJ Bukem and Blame, Luke Vibert MC Conrad, Mixmaster Mike, Moby, Neotropic, Pavement, Rage Against the Machine, Scratch Perverts, Thievery Corporation, Tool

(from Wikipedia)

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