The Verve continue their successful comeback tonight at Coachella (April 25). The band have a whole string of headline festival slots lined up, including Glastonbury, T In The Park, Oxegen and V Festival.
Kate Nash stops by the desert during her NME-backed North American tour. After her show tomorrow (April 26), she’s off to Toronto for a gig at The Phoenix on April 28.
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Goldfrapp, who hit Coachella today (April 25), recently hit the top ten in the UK singles charts with their new track ‘A&E’. Their second release ‘Happiness’ only made it to number 25. Their desert show will no doubt be captivating nonetheless.
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One of the most anticipated sets of the weekend will come courtesy of Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters. The band’s bassist and lyricist will be performing as part of his worldwide ‘Dark Side Of The Moon Live’ tour, which began in Rio in 2006 and sees him play Pink Floyd’s seminal 1973 album in its entirety.
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Radar stars Yo Majesty, aka rapper Shunda K and singer Jwl B, will be ones to watch this weekend. The 2008 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, to give it its full name, kicks off today at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California.
Vampire Weekend will draw big crowds at Coachella later today (April 25). The band have managed to win fans on both sides of the Atlantic simultaneoussly in their short two years together.
The Teenagers (the French filth-poppers, not the 1950’s doo wop group with the same name sadly) hit Coachella this weekend.
Mark Ronson, described by newsletter Holy Moly today as "the Mike Flowers Pops of his generation", plays Coachella tomorrow (April 26).
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Winners of the Best Video category at this week’s NME Awards USA (for ‘D.A.N.C.E.’, which was produced by French visual artist So Me), Justice bring the rave to Coachella once again. Their performance last year was a scorcher in the 6pm heat. Here Gaspard and Xavier are pictured at London’s Astoria.
Holy Fuck will be hauling their gargantuan collection of keyboards and toy instruments to Coachella this weekend. The band are one of the most famous practitioners of the ‘found sound’ movement, which involves making music from found instruments, often procured from charity shops or jumble sales.
Quentin Leo Cook, otherwise known as Fatboy Slim, is packing the loud shirts and heading for the desert. He plays tonight (April 25). According to his MySpace page, he’s nearly finished his new album, and it boasts a collaboration with Iggy Pop.
Following their explosive performance of ‘We Are Rockstars’ at the inaugural NME Awards USA on Thursday night in LA, Does It Offend You, Yeah? head over to the desert to play Coachella on Sunday (April 27).
The Cool Kids drop into Coachella this Sunday. The hyped hip-hop duo – aka Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed and Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll – have been honing their live show with support slots for MIA, and are set to release their debut album later this year.
Black Kids are set to play the opening day of Coachella today (Apr 25), alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Spank Rock and Les Savy Fav.
The Raconteurs are among the acts playing Coachella this weekend in Indio, California. The festival is a little different to ours; it takes place in the scorching desert, and drinking alcohol is only allowed in caged off areas away from the stage.
Saturday at Coachella sees Prince headline after sets from Yo Majesty, Kate Nash, Hot Chip, Portishead and Rilo Kiley (pictured).
Hot Chip will get California ready for the floor on day two of Coachella. The electropop dance boffins release their new single ‘One Pure Thought’ on May 5.
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Gogol Bordello bring the gypsy punk thrills to Coachella on Sunday. Since 1999 Coachella has seen a whole hosts of acts take to the stage, from Rage Against The Machine to the Pixies, Radiohead and The Cure.
Les Savy Fav play the opening day of Coachella today. The cult indie band’s bassist Syd Butler has recently started a hockey blog for the US National Hockey League.
Pic: Andy Willsher