The second weekend of Coachella saw the same level of A-list rockers as the first instalment and even more starry collaborations. From Green Day playing with The Replacements to Lauryn Hill performing with Nas, it kicked off the year in festivals with a bang. Here’s André 3000 tripping over his plaits. The occupational hazards of being a natty dresser, eh?
Outkast’s second headline performance was generally reviewed as being the better show. The legendary hip-hop duo played all the hits including ‘So Fresh, So Clean,’ ‘Roses,’ and ‘Hey Ya,’ and brought Killer Mike and Sleepy Brown on stage. We’ve got high hopes for the lads when they hit UK shores later this month.
Must Pharrell insist on wearing this hat at all times? Does the man sleep in it? Does it have magic powers? We shall never know. He continued his The-Person-Everyone-Wants-To-Work-With-Or-At-Least-Be-10-Metres-Away-From position this weekend with guest spots from Jay Z, Pusha T, T.I and Usher.
Masterful hip-hop artist Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of epic debut album ‘Illmatic’ at Coachella, bringing out Jay Z and Puff Daddy.
Haim played a walloping set and slayed the stage with tracks from debut ‘Days Are Gone’.
Haim also performed with Kid Cudi and MGMT for collaborative track ‘Red Eye’.
As the world anticipates her next album ‘Ultraviolence’, Lana Del Rey gave a sneak preview of new music before jumping into the crowd.
Grammy Award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde made her debut at Coachella – quite an achievement for a 17-year-old. She performed anthems ‘Royals’, ‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Buzzcut Season’.
Arcade Fire brought out TV host Jonathan Ross as well as two people dressed as Daft Punk as they closed Coachella. Those jokers.
Here’s Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne leading the marching band through the crowd to finish off the band’s headline set.
“We’re so happy and our hearts are so full,” said Win Butler during Arcade Fire’s set before the Preservation Hall Jazz Band closed the set.
Win Butler also voiced support for gay marriage and gender equality.
‘Paft Dunk’, as they were called by Butler. Let’s just hope Arcade Fire’s Daft Punk prank won’t be repeated all summer (we’re sure it probably will).
Queens Of The Stone Age killed it, obviously. It was the first time they’d played Coachella in 12 years.
Julian Casablancas played ‘Father of Electricity, ‘Ego,’ ‘2231’ and the Strokes’ track ‘Take It Or Leave It’ in a short set on Saturday evening (April 19).