Coachella has firmly cemented it’s place as the most popular music festival in the states since it’s inception back in 1999. Their line-ups have been outstanding ever since, and although the flyers haven’t changed much, the acts they’ve brought down have been getting better each year. Here’s a trip down memory lane:
16 years after being a headliner at Coachella, Beck wins a Grammy. Heh, we kid. Infact he did win one in 2000 for Mutations, long before Kanye West was the ‘apparent’ voice of reason of the music industry.
Take a long and hard look at this poster, Ye.
What! JanesAddiction used to headline festivals that were NOT Lollapalooza? And can we just take a moment to realize Weezer was on the headliner list.
Presenting mother of all that is true and holy, BJORK! Way before Lady Gaga totally ripped her off.
BEASTIE BOYS BEASTIE BOYS BEASTIE BOYS!
TBH, Radiohead should head every Coachella.
Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, Snow Patrol, Chemical Brothers, Prodigy. Back when the EDM, synth and Indie rock didn’t dominate the charts.
RATM’s secong time headlining this awesome festival. For good reason of course.
The year when most of us discovered the beauty that was Death Cab for Cutie.
*hums The Killers’ When We Were Young*
A year remembered by Gorillaz’s Plastic Beach Album and of course their massive hit single ‘Stylo’
Time to whip your magnifying glasses, folks.
Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and a very life-like Tupac Shakur hologram. Damn.
Who are The Stone Roses?
The year when the kids at Coachella were too musically stunted to appreciate the awesomeness that is Outkast.
The most instagram-ble poster in Coachella history. Dat galaxy print tho.
ALSO KNOWN AS THE YEAR WHEN WE SAW MADONNA MACKIN ON DRAKE.
The second weekend kicks off this Friday, check out the schedule HERE.