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Nero Battle the daylight at Coachella

Coachella may be widely known as a peaceful, immaculately organized festival, but not all of its performers were pleased during the event’s second weekend. Sunday’s set times were pushed back 20 minutes to facilitate the headling set between Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, leaving the dubstep trio Nero with a late-afternoon start time. “We’re basically bringing a big light show and video show, and we normally perform in dark places. It was kind of a stipulation,” explained member Daniel Stephens at Rolling Stone‘s backstage Rock Room party.

On Saturday, the London group took to its Facebook pace to vent, writing, “The organisation of this festival has been quite a surprise [SIC] to us and not what we expected from what is hailed as one of the best festivals in the world.” However, they seemed in much better spirits on the day of their set. “I guess it’s a big festival and there’s a lot of organization to be done,” conceded member Joe Ray.

Interview by Stacey Anderson, video by Eric Helton

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