Coachella: the annual meeting of music and beautiful people under the Californian sun. This year’s festival boasted performances from The 1975, Chvrches, Wolf Alice and more. NME’s Jenn Five went behind the scenes with some of Coachella’s finest to bring you all the bits you didn’t see from Indio this April.
Years and Years:
The band played the second weekend of Coachella with Olly Alexander belting out bangers like ‘Desire’ to a packed crowd.
The 1975: After their album ‘I Love it when you Sleep for you’re so Beautiful, yet so Unaware of it’ topped the US charts, The 1975 were one of the bands to watch at this year’s festival. Frontman Matty Healy didn’t disappoint, performing in an blazer with ‘Love Me’ scrawled across his bare chest.
Chvrches: Glasgow’s finest have been thrilling crowds the world over with their electric brand of synth-pop magic. Their storming set at Coachella was no different. Here they are taking a rare moment out backstage.
Wolf Alice: Not content with looking ridiculously cool onstage, Brit rockers Wolf Alice had to one-up everyone behind the scenes too. Check out this trippy pic taken away from the adoring fans.
Icona Pop: In a battle of ‘who has the best arm tattoos?’, Swedish electropop duo Icona Pop would surely come out on top. They’re not bad as a live band either. They made a surprise appearance during Louis The Child’s fierce set and are now hard at work on a new record.
Foals: Fresh from their ‘Best Album’ win at this year’s NME Awards, Foals have been busy with their next mission: take over the world. They made a good start with a fabulous set stuffed with classic tracks, old and new, at Coachella last weekend. Even the organisers cutting the power when they overran couldn’t put a dampener on the band’s incendiary performance.