Coachella 2010


La Roux demonstrates her unique style as she performs at Coachella on Friday (April 16), wowing the crowd with hits including ‘Quicksand’. Full Coachella review.


Echo & The Bunnymen play the first day of Coachella (April 16), performing their hits plus Lou Reed and Doors covers.


LCD Soundsystem warm the crowd up for Jay-Z on the Friday night at Coachella (April 16). Frontman James Murphy dedicated a song to Gil Scott-Heron who was also on the bill.



Jay-Z plays his headline slot at Coachella on Friday (April 16). Much of his 90-minute set featured guitars with samples and backing tracks from The Doors, The Prodigy and even U2.


Muse cover Nirvana and incorporate elements of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ in their Coachella set on day two of the festival on Saturday (April 17).


MGMT play a highly-anticipated set on the Outdoor stage at Coachella on Saturday (April 17). It featured much of their new album ‘Congratulations’, released earlier in the week.


The Dead Weather take to the stage. Jack White sung ‘Blue Blood Blues’ and another album track called ‘Hustle And Cuss’, which saw him duet with frontwoman Alison Mosshart.



Beth Ditto of The Gossip onstage at Coachella. This was the first year that the festival didn’t sell day tickets, denying fans the chance to attend for one or two days only.


This year’s Coachella saw a typically brilliant line-up that included Jay-Z, Pavement, Faith No More and countless others.


Charlotte Gainsbourg onstage at Coachella. The festival has a policy of trying not to book the same bands twice, and to date only 21 acts have played the weekend twice.


Beyonce watches Jay-Z’s headline slot at Coachella. She joined him onstage in front of a massive fireworks show – check out the full report on the LA Woman blog.



The Coachella festival is renowned for its balmy desert location, endless palm trees and eccentric artwork.


Little Boots was worried for a while that her band might not make it to the festival, but everyone was present and correct when she stood up to face the Coachella crowd.


Thom Yorke on the Other Stage at Coachella. Playing the entirety of 2006 solo album ‘The Eraser’ – during which he dedicated the track ‘Atoms For Peace’ to Pavement – Yorke also threw in solo version of Radiohead’s ‘Everything In Its Right Place’ and an acoustic version of ‘Airbag’.