Coachella is coming and from seeing the line up to this years most anticipated music festival – we all wish we were going! The stars performing include Drake, David Guetta, AC/DC, Florence & the Machine, George Ezra, Nero, Hozier, Duke Dumont, Clean Bandit, The Weeknd and Angus and Julia stone, to name a few.
The historic event that sparked the birth of one of the biggest music festivals, Coachella, was Pearl Jam’s 1993 concert in Indio, California. They performed to 25,000 dedicated fans and proved that the area was a perfect location for music festivals.
In 1999 was the first year of Coachella. It was not seen as a success after a weekend of intense heat of summer in one of America’s driest and hottest desert lawns.
In 2001, Coachella came back hard and strong in April. With so much promise and hope in the event, it has just kept growing and out doing all expectations. It has become an amazing and magical two-weekend event every spring.
The musical festival first sold out in April 2004, after gaining the reputation of reunited favourite bands in every year’s line-up.
As festival season is coming up fast, we wanted to make sure you all were clued up on and we found out these fun facts about Coachella.
- “Conchella” was the first name the music festival was given because it was covered in mollusk shells.
- Coachella is two extremes, just like any desert. It’s hot as hell during the day. But as soon as the suns disappears, it turns in the arctic.
- Since 2012, Coachella now features showers, a general store, stations to charge your phone and a free WiFi at an Internet café.
- The festival used to feature all genres of music. From rock, pop to hip hop. But it has been moving towards EDM artists.