• Prince to Headline Second Night of Coachella

    April 9, 2008 2:29 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Coachella organizers announced today that Prince has been added to this year's festival and will headline the second night, April 26th. Portishead was previously announced at the Saturday night headliner. The addition of the Purple One adds some serious clout to a festival that was criticized for lacking the bold-faced headliners of Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and All Points West. Prince's performance will mark the first time the artist has ever appeared at the Indio, California event. ...  | More »

  • My Bloody Valentine's Coachella Absence Explained

    February 15, 2008 10:37 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    When the Coachella line-up was announced last month, many questioned the absence of the much-rumored My Bloody Valentine reunion. Whispers of MBV frontman Kevin Shields negotiating with Coachella date back to August 2007, but instead the festival announced Jack Johnson, Portishead and Roger Waters as the headliners. So why were they left off the bill? Coachella founder Paul Tollett tells NME, "I was hanging out with Kevin (Shields) over at the Led Zeppelin (reunion concert in December), and h...  | More »

  • Vineland Festival Nixed After Coachella Announces All Points West

    January 25, 2008 3:30 PM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    The Vineland Music Festival, scheduled to take place August 8-10 in Vineland, NJ, has been cancelled. The decision follows this week's announcement that the promoters behind Coachella will hold their own festival, dubbed All Points West, during the same weekend at New Jersey's Liberty State Park, less than two hours from Vineland. All Points West (which is rumored to have Radiohead and Jack Johnson as headliners) and large amphitheatre shows in Philadelphia and Camden, NJ, that week...  | More »

  • Coachella Lineup Announced, East Coast Fest Confirmed: Jack Johnson, Portishead and Roger Waters to Headline April Desert Festival

    January 22, 2008 10:23 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    After months of speculation and a fistful of fake fliers, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival finally revealed its lineup late yesterday at a press conference in Mexico City. Friday, April 25th's headliner is Jack Johnson, with the Verve, the Breeders and the Raconteurs getting second billing. My Bloody Valentine will not be performing (contrary to lots of blog buzz several months ago), but to make amends, on Saturday night, U.K. trip-hoppers Portishead play their first U.S. sho...  | More »

  • Coachella Eastbound; Radiohead, Jack Johnson Rumored to Headline

    January 16, 2008 10:45 AM ET
     |  Daniel Kreps

    Confirming a story that was first reported by Perez Hilton, the promoters behind the Coachella music festival revealed yesterday that they will stage an East Coast off-shoot festival, scheduled to take place on New Jersey's Liberty State Park on August 10th to 12th. If those dates sound familiar, it's because another tentative East Coast fest, the Vineland Music Festival in Vineland, NJ, was also scheduled for those dates. While the Vineland Festival is suffering through struggles r...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Three: Rage On

    April 30, 2007 10:30 AM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    "Good evening," Zack de la Rocha said on Sunday night, looking out at the 50,000 or so people gathered in front of Coachella's main stage. "We are Rage Against the Machine, from Los Angeles, California." With that, guitarist Tom Morello — wearing a baseball band emblazoned with the word "Unite" — kicked into the winding riff of "Testify," beginning Rage's first concert in seven years. De La Rocha rapped with so much force that his microphone distorted as he enunciated ...  | More »

  • Coachella Day Two: The Verdict

    April 29, 2007 5:31 PM ET
     |  Brian Hiatt

    The last time I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers play a big festival was way back at Woodstock '99, when their closing set led right into an hours-long bout of rioting, looting and arson by fans who were sick of paying $4 for water (and possibly also ashamed of themselves for liking Limp Bizkit so much). By comparison, the conclusion of Saturday night's Coachella headlining set by the Chili Peppers was anticlimactic: Flea simply wished everyone "peace and love" following sing-a-long v...  | More »

  • The Coachella Awards

    April 28, 2007 8:17 PM ET
     |  Rob Sheffield

    You can tell it's still early at the Coachella Festival, because nobody smells bad yet. The crowd is well-scrubbed, the grass is still soft, the water bottles only cost two bucks and everybody's smiling. Where's the filth? The festival crusties? The rock & roll warriors passed out in pools of puke? Tomorrow! Shockingly, it's a little hot out there--a hundred degrees or so, which makes it all the more amazing Amy Winehouse's hair didn't melt, here in the to...  | More »

  • 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

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