Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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Overview

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly referred to as Coachella, is an annual music and arts festival which takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which is best known for its music performances by aritsts from a variety of genres, including rock, indie, hip hop and EDM.

Background

In early November 1993, the grunge rock band Pearl Jam performed a concert at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which established the location as a concert venue. On October 9th, 1999, the first Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was held at the polo club, featuring the artists Beck, Tool, Chemical Brothers, Morrissey and Rage Against the Machine as headliners. After a brief hiatus in 2000, the event returned as an annual single-day festival in April 2001. In 2002, Coachella became a two-day event, which expanded to three days in 2007. In 2012, a second weekend was added to the schedule.

Developments

Online Presence

On February 6th, 2009, the /r/Coachella[1] subreddit was launched, which gathered upwards of 19,200 subscribers. On April 19th, 2010, YouTuber StankShag uploaded footage of an inebriated man having difficulty putting his sandals on at the festival, which gathered upwards of 7.6 million views and 4,300 comments over the next seven years (shown below, left). On April 23rd, 2013, Jimmy Kimmel Live uploaded a Lie Witness News segment to their official YouTube channel, in which various Coachella attendees were asked about their feelings toward non-existent bands (shown below, right). Within four years, the video gained over 17 million views and 8,700 comments.



Philip Anschutz Controversy

In early 2017, after the year’s Coachella lineup was announced, Afropunk reported that the owner of the festival, Philip Anschutz, was a climate change-denying conservative who had donated large sums of money to anti-LGBT groups.[3] This inspired the creation of poster parodies that lampooned the festival’s tie to Anschutz.

Coachella Fashion

Image macros mocking the hippy-style fashions associated with women attending the festival, most notably including flower crowns, frequently circulate across various social media platforms (shown below).


We get it, you're going to Coachella oFluffyPigasso When you're going to Coachella and haven't told anyone in 5 minutes How many girls are gonna be taking pics like this at Coachella? when you're attending coachella but you also keeps it hood @P Brother nature You know what.. I'm about to say it.. I don't care that you're going to Coachella Girls at Coachella be like

Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies

Coachella Lineup Poster Parodies are photoshopped variations of the promotional lineup posters for the Coachella festival.


GOLDENVOICE PRESENTS ININDIO (OACHELLA COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL E M PIRE POLO CLUB CALIFORNIA FRIDAY APRIL 14& 21 (performing significant other with swears) trJim Ci oe Pon. sthe orod da sLvaly somr Insane Clown Posse The guy from Bar Rescue yelling at the crowd Jewel Sublime not with Rome Kid Rock Jimmy's Chicken Shack 2 hours of absolute silence my dad finally gives me a call and says that he's proud of me P.O.D. Smash Mouth we just decide to let somebody play Migos songs from an aux chord while everyone in the crowd dances The Rock Jimmy Buffet DMX the lady who hosts the Serial podcast answers questions for the crowd Los Lonely Boys Saves the Day Rammstein Rammstein Lena Dunham explains why Hillary lost the election but the entire crowd has super soakers and those energy pill packets that they sell at gas stations Dillon Frances (still allowed to perform but can only play songs downloaded from Kazaa or Limewire) SATURDAY APRIL 15& 22 eversace. tamagotchi Monster Energy Plavground This day doesn't technically have any traditional concert performances and is probably better explained in person but basically the folks at Monster are trucking in a bunch of dirt bikes and fun s--- that everyone gets to ride around. a few bands might play off to the side but its mostly a time to hang out. Theres gunna be some DJs and stuff but if you have a good song u wanna play just go ahead and ask they will probably get around to playing it. Everybody is allowed to bring in booze to the fest on this day and the security guards are gunna be pretty chill about checking bags for drugs. were also planning on bringing in some other cool stuff like dunk tanks, slip n slides and maybe some pickup games of softball. Hopefully it will be a very chill day everyone can have fun and just hang out. Some guys from the WWE are also going to be there taking photos and signing autographs etc. SUNDAY APRIL 16 & 23 only playing songs from Dude Ranch & Enema also Tom is in the band again and they all get along great 21 Savage Ace of Base Darude Gucci Mane Bobby Shmurda Death Korn Sheryl Crow The Offspring Matty B Raps a guy comes up and teaches the entire crowd how to do yo yo tricks and also everyone gets a free fireball yoyo. Disturbed playing just that one song from the Navy commercials over and over again and its raining out but only for their set then the weather gets nice again Bongripper Korn Ja Rule Metallica The Cranberries Sleep Lou Bega The Macarena (forget the actual bands name but they are going to play and everyone does the macarena we will have instructions on the screens in case u forgot) Kendrick Lamar

Tupac Hologram

Tupac Hologram is a Pepper’s ghost optical illusion of the deceased rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur that premiered during a performance at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Although the event was widely reported as a hologram projection, it was actually created using similar technology to that of the Japanese virtual pop star Hatsune Miku.


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Jumping Alex

Jumping Alex is a photoshop meme featuring a photo of the Arctic Monkeys guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Alexander David Turner jumping on stage in mid-air at the 2012 Coachella festival. The images are typically edited to make it appear as if Turner is jumping in a variety humorous contexts.



Coachella Kid

Coachella Kid is the nickname of a young boy who was filmed enthusiastically rapping at the 2017 Coachella festival (shown below). On April 18th, a collection of Coachella Kid videos were published on BuzzFeed.[2]




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