April 15, 2013 16:53

Red Hot Chili Peppers play in a sandstorm to bring Coachella to a close

Vampire Weekend, Wu-Tang Clan and Grimes perform as sandstorms hit Day Three of US festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers play in a sandstorm to bring Coachella to a close

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The final day of the Coachella Valley Festival of Music and Arts took place yesterday (April 14) in Indio, California.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bought the three-day long festival to a close with an epic set. The band also referenced the sandstorms which had affected the festival earlier in the day and during their set. Because of severe winds hitting the site, the video screens on either side of the stage were lowered, meaning thousands of fans were unable to see the on stage action with lead singer Anthony Kiedis saying: "I feel like I'm in Lawrence of Arabia." The band ended their set by performing 'Around The World' and 'Give It Away'.

Wu-Tang Clan drew a huge crowd to the Outdoor Theatre, playing a second stage headline set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic debut 'Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)'. The hip-hop collective opened to one of the biggest audiences of the weekend with 'Protect Ya Neck' and followed it with 'Bring Da Ruckus' and 'Shame On A Nigga', whilst tens of thousands of fans sang along and raised their fingers in the air to make to Wu-Tang 'W' symbol on the request of the band.

Nick Cave played his second set of the weekend with the Bad Seeds following Friday night's performance with the reformed Grinderman. The band served up an intense set on the main Coachella stage, playing 'Stagger Lee', 'Deanna', 'Red Right Hand' and 'The Mercy Seat' with Cave stood at the front of the crowd barrier, grabbing the hands of audience members whilst he sang.

On the same stage earlier in the day Vampire Weekend played as did The Gaslight Anthem, who played a host of songs from their most recent album 'Handwritten', including the title track, 'Mulholland Drive', '45', 'Too Much Blood', 'Here Comes Your Man' and 'Biloxi Parish'.

Grimes played to a packed out Gobi tent, performing the likes of 'Genesis' and 'Oblivion'. The Canadian electronic pop artist - real name Claire Boucher - performed alongside a dancer wearing a helmet with tusks and a sports jersey emblazoned with the word 'Grimes'.

Tame Impala drew an impressive amound of fans to the Outdoor Theatre and Father John Misty played a banter-filled evening set in the Gobi tent, battling against the wind and telling the crowd that he had employed a Father John Misty hollogram to perform the show whilst he sat in a bar in LA.

The day kicked off with a powerhouse midday set from blues rock duo Deap Vally. Hanni El Khatib, Smith Westerns, Kurt Vile and DIIV also played early shows.

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