Music in the Desert

Music in the Desert

Aliyah Oliver

     The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. The Coachella Music Festival began on Friday, April 13, and it ends on Sunday, April 22. Coachella has lots of musical performers such as Beyonce and lots of other rock bands. On Friday, April 13, the performers that performed included: The Weeknd, SZA, Kygo, Jamiroquai, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Vince Staples, Soulwax, Jean- Michel Jarre, Daniel Caesar, Kali Uchis, Los Angeles Azules, Deorro, Maceo Plex, Alan Walker,  The Neighbourhood, Alison Wonderland, Kelela, REZZ, Bleachers, Black Coffee, Tank and the Bangas, Cash Cash, Whethan, Skip Marley, Elohim, Detroit Love, Benjamin Clementine, Carpenter Brut, The Blaze, Knox Fortune, MHD, Slow Magic, Avalon Emerson, Fazerdaze, Moon Boots, HITO, Helado Negro, The Buttertones, The Regrettes, Boogarins, The Marias, Senor Kino. These people are also performing on Friday, April 20.

     On Saturday April 14 these were the performers: Beyonce, HAIM, Tyler the Creator, David Byrne, alt-J, Post Malone, Fleet Foxes, Chromeo, Nile Rodgers and Chic, BORNS, Louis the Child, Angel Olsen, Jungle, blackbear, MO, Tash Sultana, Brockhampton, Marian Hill, Alina Baraz, First Aid Kit, Snakehips, Highly Suspect, Wizkid, Jorja Smith, Alvvays, The Black Madonna, Tom Misch, Django Django, X Japan, Benjamin Booker, Flatbush Zombies, Ekali, Yaeji, Party Favor, Big Thief, Jason Bentley, Oh Sees, Sigrid, Busy P, The Bronx, AC Slater, Sudan Archives, Jackmaster, Otoboke Beaver, Chloe x Halle, Sir Sly, Hundred Waters, Pachanga Boys, Bedomia, Cherry Glazerr, Mild High Club, Priests, Ron Gallo, Declan McKenna, Baze’s World, and KITTENS. They will also perform on Saturday, April 21.

     Finally, on Sunday April 15: Eminem, ODESZA, Portugal, The Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel, King Krule, Illenium, Kamasi Washington, French Montana, 6LACK, Vance Joy, Russ, LANY, The Drums, Amine, Jessie Ware, Jamie Jones, Kamaiyah, San Holo,  Fidlar, DeJ Loaf, Petit Biscuit, Ibeyi, LP Motor City Drum Ensemble, Princess Nokia, AURORA, Noname, Jacob Banks,Chris Liebing, Jidenna, Hayley Kiyoko, John Maus, Kolsch, Japanese Breakfast, Magic Giant, Omar-S, Michael Mayer, Westside Gunn & Conway, Buscabulla, Peggy Gou, Snail Mail, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, B Boys, and The Delirians performed. These performers will also perform on Sunday, April 22.

     Also, throughout the festival, there will be large-scale art installations by Do Lab, Robert Bose, Randy Polumbo, Edoardo Tresoldi, Simon Vega, and New Substance.