Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande to headline Coachella 2019

Time to start packing your flower headbands, glitter, and short shorts because the lineup for the 2019 incarnation of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was just announced. On Wednesday (Jan. 2), Coachella festival organizers unveiled the complete roster for the springtime event’s 20th anniversary. Boosting an eclectic and diverse set of acts, this year’s event will include some top 20 artists, some indie/rock bands as well as some up-and-coming musicians.

This year’s headliners include Childish Gambino, the 1975, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Tame Impala, Solange, Kid Cudi, Khalid, Zedd, and more.

In addition to the aforementioned acts, the lineup will also include Weezer, Pusha-T, Blood Orange, Diplo, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson .Paak, Juice WRLD, the Interrupters, Aphex Twins, J. Balvin, Billie Eilish, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Christine and the Queens, Bazzi, Bad Bunny, Dillon Francis, CHVRCHES, and even a DJ set from actor/musician Idris Elba.

Coachella will return to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California for its usual two-weekend takeover. This year, those weekends are April 12-14 and April 19-21. Coachella passes are set to go on sale on this Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PT.

For those not able to make it to California, there’s no need to worry. As with past years, YouTube has been named the festival’s exclusive live-streaming partner. This marks the ninth year YouTube and Coachella have joined forces to give fans the chance to watch the festival sets from the comfort of their homes.

The official lineup reveal comes hours after it was announced that widely speculated headliner Kanye West would no longer perform at the annual music festival. According to TMZ, the rapper was dropped from the bill following a disagreement over the stage’s size and design.

For now, the complete lineup for Coachella 2019 can be found below.


Coachella 2017 lineup unveiled


The new year has barely kicked off and Coachella has already unveiled their star-studded lineup for the 2017 edition of the music festival. On Tuesday (Jan. 3), the annual California music festival unleashed it’s lengthy and star-studded lineup for 2017. Radiohead will headline both Friday (April 14 and 21) of the event while Beyoncé will headline both Saturdays (April 15 and 22). Kendrick Lamar will close out each Sunday (April 16 and 23) of the shows.

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar maybe the bigger font artists on the band, but a slew of other big names will also perform during the two weekend. The xx, Travis Scott, Father John Misty, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis, Bon Iver, Future, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Gucci Mane, Lorde, Justice, New Order, and many more join the long list of artists taking over Indio, Calif. in late April. The music festival’s official poster with all the musicians scheduled for the event can be seen below.

Coachella 2017 is set to take over the Empire Polo Club during two weekends in April. The first weekend is scheduled for April 14-17 while the second weekend will take place from April 21-23. Advance ticket sales took place last June which allowed buyers to participate in the Coachella payment plan. For those who did not purchase their passes during the advance ticket sales, general passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. PST. For more information about the music festival or tickets, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

Sources Confirm Guns ‘N’ Roses Reunion at Coachella


After what felt like weeks of speculation, it sounds like Guns ‘n’ Roses’ original lineup will indeed be reuniting in 2016. Over the last couple of weeks, rumors that the original GNR lineup would be reuniting in 2016 had been floating around the internet, though there was no official confirmation or even a denial. On Tuesday (Dec. 29), Billboard reported that some sources have confirmed that the 80s band will be making their long-awaited reunion at 2016’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind reunion, which will take place in the spring, the sources have also unveiled that there is currently talk of the band hitting the road in the summer of 2016 for a stadium tour. The sources reveal that the original lineup, which will include Slash and Axl Rose, are in the middle of negotiations with concert promoters. If the band has their way, they can be playing at least 25 North American football stadiums in the summer including a show at the new Las Vegas Arena. In total, they can make up to $3 million per show.

The somewhat confirmation comes 22 years since the last time Slash and Rose played together at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires in July of 1993. Speculations of their reunion began last week when a cryptic update was made to the band’s website. The second cryptic hint came via a video teaser that played before screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. the video shows a crazed crowd cheering while Rose’s “You know where you are?” from “Welcome to the Jungle” is heard over the loud cheers.

GNR will follow a slew of big artists who made their big reunions on the Coachella stage. Rage Against the Machine reunited there in 2007, My Bloody Valentine in 2009, Pulp in 2012, and OutKast in 2014.
Coachella 2016 is set to hit Indio, CA during two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Tickets are currently available, and if the rumors are 100% true, then, it might be a good idea to get them now than wait.

Coachella Announce 2016 Festival Dates

Doesn’t it feel like Coachella just wrapped up the 2015 incarnation of the annual music festival last week?

Well, it was actually like two months ago, but that’s not stopping the festival organizers from revealing the dates for the 2016 festivities as well as the news that tickets will be going on sale later this week.

We guess it’s never to early to plan for the desert.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to their stomping grounds of the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA.

Like last year, the festival will once again happen over the course of two weekends; April 15-17 and April 22-24 for 2016.

Like organizers revealed, advance ticket sales will take place this Thursday (June 4) beginning at 11:00 a.m. PDT.

Coachella organizers revealed in a statement that “this will be the only time passes can be purchased using the payment plan.” So if you’re on a fixed income and want to hangout in the desert next April, Thursday might be your magic way in.

Organizers also “recommend signing up for a Front Gate Tickets purchase account in advance” so you aren’t one of the unfortunate souls who gets locked out on Thursday.

For those interested in signing up ahead of time, head on over to Coachella’s official website to sign up for weekend one and/or weekend two.

Florence Welch Breaks Foot at Coachella

How do you know that you’ve put on a hell of show for a sea of loyal fans? When two days later you find out you have a broken foot and that’s exactly what happened to Florence and the Machine’s frontwoman, Florence Welch.

Yesterday afternoon, the songstress took to the internet to reveal to fans that she had sustained a broken foot during the closing night of the first weekend of Coachella. During the band’s performance, Welch had jumped off the stage and apparently things didn’t go as planned which resulted in her busted foot.

But for those wondering how the injury will affect her upcoming tour schedule, including another round at Coachella, she reassured that she’ll still be performing, though a little restraint.

“Unfortunately while this heals, my performances will have to be somewhat stripped back. I’m so sorry, I’m pretty devastated, but I still want to do the shows. I understand this is not what you were expecting, but I hope it’s just as enjoyable.I’m going to try and make it super special for you.”

On the upside, she said she’s hoping to be back on her feet (pun intended) by the time the band is scheduled to play Glastonbury at the end of June.

For now, check out the band’s tour schedule which picks up tonight at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles.


04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel
04/19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
06/05 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival
06/09 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
06/10 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/19-21 – Scheeßel and Neuhausen ob Eck, DE @ Hurricane and Southside Festivals
06/24-28 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/25-28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
06/27-07/04 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/05 – Lyon, FR @ Théâtre romain de Fourvière
07/16-19 – Benicàssim, ES @ Primavera Sound
07/18 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
07/31-08/01 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
08/10-17 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/11-15 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/13-15 – Göteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West
08/14-16 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
09/04-06 – Stradbally, IE @ Electric Picnic

Watch the Coachella 2015 Live Stream


Coachella is about to kick off in a couple of hours (at 3:35 p.m. PDT) and sadly, not everyone who wanted to take the trip to California for the first weekend of the annual music festival was able to make it.

That’s where YouTube and their streaming comes in.

Like last year, the festival’s performance will be streamed live over the multimedia platform.

As much as we know you would like to be there in person, nothing beats watching it from the comfort of your nicely air-conditioned room even though, it would be awesome to be there in person.

Anyway, check out the list of performers, their times (everything is PDT), and what channel they will be performing on so you can plan accordingly.





3:35 PM – Haerts – Channel 1
3:35 PM – Eagulls – Channel 2
3:35 PM – Cloud Nothings – Channel 3
4:10 PM – Reverend Horton Heat – Channel 1
4:25 PM – Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band – Channel 2
4:50 PM – George Ezra – Channel 1
4:55 PM – Kiesza – Channel 3
5:20 PM – Sylvan Esso – Channel 2
5:30 PM – Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires – Channel 1
6:10 PM – Kimbra – Channel 2
6:20 PM – The War On Drugs – Channel 1
6:45 PM – Hot Natured – Channel 3
7:10 PM – Raekwon and Ghostface Killah – Channel 2
7:10 PM – Alabama Shakes – Channel 1
7:40 PM – Keys N Krates – Channel 3
8:05 PM – Gorgon City – Channel 2
8:20 PM – Interpol – Channel 1
8:30 PM – DJ SNake – Channel 3
8:50 PM – Azealia Banks – Channel 2
9:15 PM – Tame Impala – Channel 1
9:30 PM – R3HAB (Part 1) – Channel 3
9:35 PM – Nero – Channel 2
10:00 PM – Porter Robinson – Channel 3
10:30 PM – Lykke Li – Channel 2
11:00 PM – R3HAB (Part 2) – Channel 3
11:20 PM – Ride – Channel 2
11:35 PM – Alesso – Channel 3
12:05 PM – Todd Terje and the Olsens – Channel 2


3:35 PM – Clean Bandit – Channel 1
3:35 PM – Royal Blood – Channel 2
3:35 PM – Parquet Courts – Channel 3
4:40 PM – Milky Chance – Channel 1
4:15 PM – Benjamin Booker – Channel 2
4:15 PM – Lights – Channel 3
5:30 PM – St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Channel 1
4:55 PM – Toro y Moi – Channel 2
5:00 PM – Perfume Genius – Channel 3
6:15 PM – Hozier – Channel 1
6:00 PM – Yelle – Channel 2
5:40 PM – Chet Faker – Channel 3
7:05 PM – Run the Jewels – Channel 1
6:45 PM – Bad Religion – Channel 2
6:35 PM – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Channel 3
8:15 PM – Alt-J – Channel 1
7:35 PM – Glass Animals (partial set) – Channel 2
7:25 PM – Belle & Sebastian – Channel 3
9:15 PM – Jack White – Channel 1
8:00 PM – Father John Misty – Channel 2
8:20 PM – Duke Dumont – Channel 3
11:00 PM – Flosstradamus – Channel 1
8:50 PM – Jungle – Channel 2
9;25 PM – Gramatik – Channel 3
11:55 PM – Axwell ^ Ingrosso – Channel 1
9:30 PM – Tyler the Creator – Channel 2
10:20 PM – Dirty South – Channel 3
10:20 PM – FKA twigs – Channel 2
11:15 PM – Deorro – Channel 3
11:25 PM – The Weeknd – Channel 2
12:15 PM – Ratatat – Channel 3
12:25 PM – Antemasque (partial set) – Channel 2


3:35 PM – Circa Survive – Channel 1
3:35 PM – MO – Channel 2
3:35 PM – The Orwells – Channel 3
4:30 PM – Mac DeMarco – Channel 1
4:20 PM – Sturgill Simpson – Channel 2
4:10 PM – RAC – Channel 3
5:25 PM – Jenny Lewis – Channel 1
5:10 PM – St. Lucia – Channel 2
5:00 PM – Panda Bear – Channel 3
6:25 PM – Ryan Adams – Channel 1
6:00 PM – Tycho – Channel 2
5:45 PM – What So Not – Channel 3
7:25 PM – Marina & the Diamonds (partial set) – Channel 1
6:50 PM – Vance Joy – Channel 2
6:45 PM – Martin Solveig – Channel 3
7:55 PM – Kaskade – Channel 1
7:40 PM – The Cribs – Channel 2
7:45 PM – Madeon – Channel 3
8:45 PM – Florence + the Machine – Channel 1
8:25 PM – Stromae – Channel 2
8:45 PM – New World Punx – Channel 3
9:15 PM – St. Vincent – Channel 2
9:45 PM – David Guetta – Channel 3
10:10 PM – Fitz & the Tantrums – Channel 2
11:00 PM – Kygo (partial set) – Channel 3
11:30 PM – Jamie xx (partial set) – Channel 3

Festivals Board the “No Selfie Stick” Wagon

If you’re thinking about investing in a “Seflie Stick” to take to one of the many music festivals that are coming our way this Summer, you might want to take a look at the “prohibited items” list before you do so.

Over the weekend, Brooklyn Vegan reported that two of the biggest festivals of the year, Coachella and Lollapalooza, have added the picture-taking contraption to the list of prohibited items for this year’s musical gatherings.

In Lollapalooza’s FAQ’s, they have listed that “GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods” are not allowed at the Grant Park, Chicago venue.

Coachella, on the other hand, have claimed that their reason behind banning the selfie stick is to combat narcissism in attendees. “Selfie sticks / Narcisists,” the FAQ bullet point says.

We’re not so sure how that’s going to work since a lot of people and “celebrities” pay (get paid) to pretend to be interested in the artists playing and be seen at the event.

As of now, other big festivals like the Governors Ball and Bonnaroo have yet to comment about the selfie stick and its future at their festivals, but it might be a good idea to keep it at home as well.

These selfie stick bans come on the heels of several European venues prohibiting the device. Music venues like O2 Arena and Wembley Stadium as well as historical landmarks like France’s Palace of Versailles and Rome’s Colosseum have also banned last Christmas’ hottest selling item.

In other words, don’t buy it if you think you’ll be able to get into venue with something the length of a baseball bat.

Coachella Organizers Reveal Long-Awaited 2015 Line-Up


Following a few months of speculation and predictions, the line-up for this year’s Coachella has been revealed.

The festival organizers took to Twitter to break the new in which they wrote, “For those about to RT.” A photo was attached to the tweet which contained the full line-up of all the artists who will take the trip to California in April.

Performers for the two weekend-long festival will include: AC/DC, Jack White, Brand New, Bad Religion, Circa Survive, Interpol, Belle and Sebastian, Drake, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, Ryan Adams, David Guetta, Fitz and the Tantrum, Marina and the Diamonds, LIGHTS, Andrew McMahon, and many, many more.

Check out the full, and pretty lengthy, list below.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place in Indio during two consecutive weekends in April. The first weekend will take place April 10-12 while the second weekend will take place April 17-19.

Guy Makes Documentary About Sneaking into Music Festivals

documentary_festivalAs music lovers, we can all admit that one of our biggest goals is to attend as many music festival, concerts, and events as possible so we can get a taste for every type of a venue a musician gets the chance to play at.

Sadly, money rules and most of our dreams walk when you realize how much it would be to go to as many music events we would like to.

Money and obstacles is one thing that Marcus Haney laughs at. Haney has allegedly snuck into over 50 music festivals since 2010 including some biggies such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury and according to Haney, even the Grammys.

In his full-length documentary, No Cameras Allowed, he documents the last four years in which he traveled across the United States sneaking into the aforementioned festivals. He reveals how he plots to get in and reveals what he does to get into the festivals which include making replica wristbands and sneaking in by security guards like “he owns the place.”

Takes balls.

In a recent interview, Haney explained the premise of the documentary, “The trailer makes the film out to be about a guy sneaking into festivals, but it’s really a coming of age story set in a music world.”

“It’s a love letter written to these festivals, in a way. And it shows them in such a great light that my goal is that people will see my film and then go and experience live music on their own. there’s no way you can translate the live music experience onto film.”

With that, we will agree. Check out the trailer to No Cameras Allowed.