In a sea of live music festivals, Coachella has managed to stand out since the first show in 2001 because of their stellar lineups and because of a notable lack of drama (see: Woodstock ’99). The 3-day festival is set in the California desert and features a menagerie of creative people, from musicians to artists to avant-garde performance troupes.
In past years, the event has drawn out rare appearances from the likes of Portishead, Aphex Twin, and Leonard Cohen. This year they’re expecting Mazzy Star, The Black Keys, Explosions In The Sky, Childish Gambino (otherwise known as Troy from “Community”), Florence and the Machine, and breakout act Gotye. And for the second year in a row, they’ll be streaming it live on YouTube for those fans who couldn’t make it out to Palm Springs. There’s also a Coachella app that features interactive maps and a tool to sync show times to your phone alarm/calendar.
The show starts today at 3:50 p.m. P/T, 6:50 p.m. E/T and there are three different channels to choose from, so head here to check out the lineup and show times.
Warpaint, perorming “Warpaint” at Coachella 2011