Outdoor jammin’, part 1: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

By on April 12, 2010 at 9:17 AM

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Happy #MusicMonday!

Get out the sunscreen, pack the cooler and reserve your campsite. The music festival season is upon us.

I’ll take you across the country this summer with previews of all the best festivals across the U.S. So pack up the car, download the music playlists and hit the open road for some music in the great outdoors.

Our first stop is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. The festival runs for three days starting Friday, April 16. It began in 1999 and has been held annually, except for 2000. Past performers include The Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince and Paul McCartney.

This year, Jay-Z, Muse, and Gorillaz headline the 3 nights. Discover more of this year’s artists below.

Here are some helpful tips for Coachella festival-goers:

      • Minimize your carbon footprint by car pooling. Visit the PickUpPal rideshare page to find a ride or offer a spot in your car.
      • Read and post on the Coachella message board for camping tips, lineup questions and just about anything else you can think of.
      • Review the FAQs so you know what to bring (or not bring).

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      5 responses to “Outdoor jammin’, part 1: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

      1. Nik says:

        I want to go to Coachella so bad!!!  MGMT and Muse are two of my favorite bands!!  Vampire Weekend is amazing as well!  I’m jealous of everyone there!

      2. Jim says:

        Come on Gecko, or Gecko’s boss, or Nathan, save me even more money by getting me a ticket for Coachella! I’m a loyal policyholder!

      3. Skip Scolari says:

        Coachella was amazing!  I was tripping on shrooms the entire time!  Great post, Nathan.

      4. Nathan E says:

        Certainly hope you weren’t driving! Glad you enjoyed Coachella, and check back sometime in May for my Bonnaroo #MusicMonday post.

      5. Joe says:

        THE AUDIENCE SUCKED! I FELT ALONE AT THE FRONT.Had to squeeze my way hours beofre and I couldn’t even get to the barricade because MUSE fans were all hogging it and none would budge.That was fine, I had the barricade at both Warfield shows.But the people around me were so lame. I mean, some were nice about the band and bobbing up and down, but there were only three FNM fans nearby, everyone else was for Muse.During the dead space in Midlife Crisis, I was yelling/singing SO LOUD just so that Patton could at least hear someone singing.Unfortunately, my terrible, terrible singing voice might have been caught on the webcast. Sorry!!I thought they did a great job, they sounded good, but the atmosphere was ugh so I am SO SO SO SO SO SO glad I got to see them at the Warfield with so many of you! All of you guys, the FNM fans who went, you made the Warfield the awesome shows that they were!Cheers,LustyPS Ironically, Patton crowd surfed right towards me again. We made eye contact and I yelled, NO, NOT AGAIN! but this time I got a face full of stomach instead of a kick in the head I’ll have to do my second blog post on Warfield Wed night soon Patton and I sorta got in an argument over whether he kicked me in the head or not. Still hurts to touch what a cool story.