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Coachella Festival 2016

Coachella Festival 2016

April 15, 2016 - April 24, 2016
April 15, 2016 - April 24, 2016


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella 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. It was founded by Paul Tollett in 1999 and is organized by Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live. The event features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent; a smaller Oasis Dome was used in 2006 and 2011, while a new Yuma stage was introduced in 2013.

The festival's origins trace back to a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The show validated the site's viability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held in October 1999 over two days, just three months after the disastrous Woodstock '99. After no event was held in 2000, Coachella returned on an annual basis beginning in April 2001 as a single-day event. In 2002, the festival reverted to a two-day format. Coachella was expanded to a third day in 2007 and eventually a second weekend in 2012; it is currently held on consecutive three-day weekends in April, with each weekend having identical lineups. Organizers began permitting spectators to camp on the grounds in 2003, one of several expansions and additions of amenities that have been made in the festival's history.

Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Notable past appearances include: AC/DC, Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, Coldplay, The Killers, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Madonna, The Cure, Kanye West, Eminem, Gorillaz, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Beastie Boys, Muse, Florence and the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foo Fighters. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States.[1] The 2015 festival sold 198,000 tickets and grossed $84.3 million, both world records.[2]

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Calvin Harris
Scottish singer-songwriter and DJ
bornJanuary 17, 1984
Dumfries, Scotland
Singer, songwriter
Singer, Songwriter
bornMarch 1, 1987
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kanye West
* Rapper * songwriter * record producer * fashion designer
bornJune 8, 1977
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Resides inHidden Hills, California, U.S.

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Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. The current lineup consists of Rose, Slash, McKagan, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. The band has released six studio albums, accumulating sales of more than 100 million records worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States, making Guns N' Roses one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.

Guns N' Roses' debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987), reached number one on the Billboard 200 a year after its release, on the strength of "Sweet Child o' Mine", the group's only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million units in the United States, making it the best-selling debut album of all time in the US, as well as the eleventh best-selling album in the United States. The success of the debut was followed by the eight-song album G N' R Lies (1988) which reached number two on the Billboard 200. The twin albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991) debuted at number two and number one on the Billboard 200 and have sold a combined 35 million copies worldwide, including 14 million units in the United States. The cover album "The Spaghetti Incident?" (1993) was the band's last studio album to feature Slash and McKagan. After more than a decade of work and several lineup changes, Guns N' Roses released the long-awaited album Chinese Democracy (2008) which, at an estimated $14 million in production costs, is the most expensive rock album to ever be produced in music history. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 but undersold industry expectations, despite mostly positive critical reception. Classic era members Slash and McKagan both rejoined the band in 2016.

Guns N' Roses has been credited with reviving the mainstream popularity of rock music, at a time when popular music was dominated by dance music and glam metal. Its late 1980s and early 1990s years have been described as the period in which the group brought forth a "hedonistic rebelliousness" reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones, a reputation that had earned the group the nickname "the most dangerous band in the world". The band's classic lineup, along with later members Reed and drummer Matt Sorum, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, in its first year of eligibility.


LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2002. It is fronted by singer-songwriter and producer James Murphy, co-founder of record label DFA Records. The band began by recording and releasing multiple singles from 2002 to 2004 leading up to their eponymous debut studio album, which was released in 2005 and garnered critical acclaim as well as a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Their single "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House" also received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. In the following year, LCD Soundsystem recorded and released the composition "45:33", a forty-six minute-long composition that was made as a "workout track" especially for Nike as part of their Nike+ Original Run series. In 2007, the band released their second studio album, Sound of Silver, to critical acclaim and another Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Three years later, LCD Soundsystem released their third studio album, This Is Happening, which became their first top-ten album in their home country of the United States.

On February 5, 2011, a statement was posted on the band's website that announced its disbandment following a farewell concert, which took place on April 2, 2011, at Madison Square Garden.[6] The farewell concert is chronicled in the documentary film Shut Up and Play the Hits and was also made available as a live album, titled The Long Goodbye, in April 2014. In December 2015, LCD Soundsystem released the single "Christmas Will Break Your Heart", making it their first single since "Throw" in 2010. LCD Soundsystem has since reunited and will be releasing a new studio album in 2016 and have indicated an expanded tour, including headline appearances at the 2016 Coachella and Lollapalooza music festivals.


O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes). After leaving N.W.A in December 1989,[1] he built a successful solo career in music and films. Additionally, he has served as one of the producers of the Showtime television series Barbershop and the TBS series Are We There Yet?, both of which are based upon films in which he portrayed the main character.

Ice Cube is noted as a proficient lyricist and storyteller and is regarded as a brutally honest rapper; his lyrics are often political or socio-political, as well as violent and aggressive, and he is considered one of the founding artists in gangsta rap. He was ranked #8 on MTV's list of the 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, while fellow rapper Snoop Dogg ranked Ice Cube as the greatest MC of all time. AllMusic has called him one of hip-hop's best and most controversial artists,[2] as well as "one of rap's greatest storytellers".[3] In 2012, The Source ranked him #14 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.[4] In 2014, About.com ranked him No. 11 on their list of the "50 Greatest MCs of All Time".[5]

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Empire Polo Club
The Empire Polo Club is a 78-acre polo club in Indio, California in Riverside County in the Coachella Valley, near Palm Springs. Founded in 1987, it has hosted international polo tournaments. It leases out its polo grounds for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival annually.

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COACHELLA 2016: The 5 most memorable performances from the festival
The Press-Enterprise  –  April 25, 2016
For two weekends every April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival woos the attention of the world to ... we reflect the most memorable performances from the 2016 fest. 1. Guns N’ Roses, Saturday, April 16 Why it was great: At one time the ...
Matt and Kim Debut New Music at Coachella, Surprise-Release ‘We Were The Weirdos’ EP [LISTEN]
musictimes.com  –  April 25, 2016
INDIO, CA - APRIL 24: Musicians Kim Schifino (L) and Matt Johnson of Matt and Kim perform onstage during day 3 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 24, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin ...
The Sahara Tent At Coachella 2016
Studio Live Disign  –  April 25, 2016
For Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016, AG Production Services once again provided Mega Structures Mini enclosure, rigging, staging, video, and lighting for the Sahara tent. Koen De Puysseleir and Andrew Gumper were the production and lighting ...
COACHELLA 2016: The 50 greatest things we saw at the festival
Orange County Register  –  April 25, 2016
After six sunsets, multiple wind storms, and 198,000 fans and approximately 1 million special guest stars, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is in the books for 2016. Here’s a look back at what we’ll remember from this year’s installment ...
Top looks of Coachella 2016
Arizona Daily Wildcat  –  April 25, 2016
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an event seemingly full of celebrities, perfect outfits and makeup, and lots of music. But what you see isn’t what you’d expect. The Daily Wildcat checked out weekend two of this music festival and it was an ...
Coachella 2016: Major acts, powerful winds and a strong sense of community
The Sun  –  April 24, 2016
Photos: Coachella 2016 bands, art, fashion and more The return go-round ... Fans built a shrine beneath a 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival poster with purple and black roses and streamers, filling a flower bed nearby. The Purple One had ...
Coachella: Surviving members of N.W.A reunite, and artists pay tribute to Prince
Los Angeles Times  –  April 24, 2016
The 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back for a second weekend, and it has Prince on its mind. Artists ranging from soul legend Mavis Staples to reunited dance rockers LCD Soundsystem performed stirring tributes to the late, genre-hopping ...
Coachella 2016: Sia’s set was an art piece upon itself; what’s in store for weekend 2?
Los Angeles Daily News  –  April 23, 2016
a towering astronaut and a rainbow-hued butterfly are hallmarks of the art of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But on 2016’s Weekend One, idiosyncratic singer Sia put the art right up on stage. She set off waves of sweeping social-media buzz ...
Numbers Don't Lie: Have Big Brands Pushed Coachella To A Breaking Point?
Forbes  –  April 23, 2016
INDIO, CA – APRIL 22: Festival goers and the ferris wheel as seen during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella ...
Celebrities spotted at the Coachella 2016 festivities
Chron  –  April 19, 2016
Celebrities and plebs alike flock to the famous music festival, officially dubbed The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which spans two music-soaked weekends, April 15-17 and April 22-24. A slew of other after-parties, brunches and events ...
The Only Story From Coachella 2016 That Truly Matters
The Huffington Post  –  April 18, 2016
Perhaps, for Americans of a certain age, this is our moment: The weekend at least 10 people tried to mail their taxes at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. What this tells us about the present day? Well, that's for the historians to decide.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2016 Kicks off This Weekend & Passes Average Over $1,000
zumic.com  –  April 15, 2016
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California is rapidly approaching and will kick off its first weekend on Friday, April 15 through Sunday April 17. Passes for Coachella for the first and second weekend sell out every year before the ...

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