• Coachella Day One: The Verdict

    April 28, 2007 3:59 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    When it's nearly midnight at a festival that started nine hours earlier in 100-degree heat, some artists might think twice about hitting the exhausted crowd with a hushed ballad sung entirely in Icelandic. But on Friday night at Coachella, Bjork didn't hesitate: As she moved into the second half of her set, she sang the lullaby-like tune backed only by a soft harpsichord. Half the audience seemed to sit down in the grass and wait for it to be over, only to leap to their feet when s...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2006: Hottest Live Performance Photos

    May 5, 2006 2:59 PM ET

    Franz Ferdinand, Madonna and More  | More »

  • Madonna, Franz Ferdinand Heat Up Coachella

    May 1, 2006 2:33 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt with Brian Orloff

    See live photos of Coachella here "This is my first festival," Madonna said, looking out at thousands of fans on night two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "Now who's going to share their drugs with me?" No one threw any joints onstage, which was probably just as well, given the out-of-place diva's reaction when another substance landed near her microphone: "Do not throw water on my stage, motherfuckers!" She then wiped up the mess herself with a towel and threw it ...  | More »

  • Madonna to Play Coachella

    March 1, 2006 11:38 AM ET
     |  Jessica Robertson

    Madonna will play her first festival date, at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 30th at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. The pop star will take the stage with her band under the dance-heavy Sahara Tent. "I've never performed at a festival," said Madonna. "And I'm especially excited about playing at Coachella before I start my own tour." She joins a massive bill that includes industrial act Tool, dark pop-rockers Depeche Mode, post-punk act Fr...  | More »

  • Depeche Mode, Tool Lead '06 Coachella Lineup

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM ET
     |  Jessica Robertson

    Hard rockers Tool join art rockers Depeche Mode as headliners for the seventh annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, taking place April 29th and 30th at Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. This will be the first U.S. performance for Tool since 2002. Depeche Mode, who will close the first day, join the festival's history of revisiting influential Eighties groups, with past events headlined by the Cure, the Beastie Boys and the Pixies. And Tool, who joined Rage Against the M...  | More »

  • Photos: Coachella 2005

    May 5, 2005 8:06 AM ET

    Coldplay, NIN, Weezer and Wilco kick up dust in the California desert  | More »

  • Coldplay, NIN Rock SoCal

    May 2, 2005 12:00 AM ET
     |  Brian Orloff

    An estimated 50,000 people descended on the grassy Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, for the two-day, sixth-annual Coachella Valley Music Festival. And while the post-punk sounds of the Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and the Futureheads are the sound du jour, this year's festival celebrated the genre's originators with headlining sets by New Wave icons New Order and reunions by post-punk architects Gang of Four and goth-rock pioneers Bauhaus. For contemporary heavyweights, this yea...  | More »

  • Nine Inch Nails Tops 2005 Coachella Bill

    February 24, 2005 11:55 AM ET
     |  Lauren Gitlin, Steve Knopper and Bill Werde

    Coldplay and Nine Inch Nails will headline the sixth edition of the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California, on April 30th and May 1st. As in past years, the roster includes a mix of up-and-coming bands (Arcade Fire, the Futureheads, Tegan and Sara), established acts (Weezer, Wilco, Bright Eyes) and alt-rock godfathers (Bauhaus, New Order, Gang of Four). Tickets are priced at $80 for one day or $150 for both. "Each year seems to have a pretty ama...  | More »

  • Wilco Scrap Coachella, Dates

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM ET
     |  Colin Devenish

    Wilco have canceled eight tour dates to allow frontman Jeff Tweedy to continue receiving treatment for an addiction to painkillers. Tweedy entered a Chicago rehab facility two weeks ago. The canceled dates span from an April 21st show at the Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri, through the May 1st Coachella festival in California. Full refunds are available for all dates except Coachella. Wilco's next scheduled performance is a May 28th gig in Barcelona, Spain, which will be followed with ...  | More »

  • Photos: Blazing Rock in the Desert

    April 30, 2003 12:00 AM ET

    The Hives, Beasties, QOTSA and more live at Coachella  | More »

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