TV On The Radio draw massive crowd for their Coachella set

And Fleet Foxes admit they're exhausted

TV On The Radio drew a massive crowd to their late afternoon set on the Coachella main stage today (April 18).

The New York band played several songs from their recent album ‘Dear Science’ as well as older material including Staring At The Sun, as the audience danced around and lounged on the grass.

The band were accompanied by a large horn section and invited Katrina Ford of Celebration to join them on stage to sing on ‘Wolf Like Me’. The stage was adorned with colourful quilts that flew like flags from the main stage as the sun went down.

Earlier in the day, Portland-based six-piece Blitzen Trapper performed a strong set replete with harmonica solos, maracas and harmonies, winning over the packed Gobi tent with their unique brand of Americana.

Shortly afterward, Calexico performed their spaghetti-western style music that seemed the perfect music for the rugged desert environment.

Just after the sun went down, Fleet Foxes made their Coachella debut at the Outdoor Theatre, looking a bit overdressed for the desert heat in wool hats and flannel shirts. “We’re very exhausted to be here,” said frontman Robin Pecknold.

The band gave a very relaxed set, performing several tracks from their recent self-titled debut album including ‘White Winter Hymnal’ and ‘English House’.

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–By our Los Angeles staff.
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