Can You Guess Our Top 20 Moments of Coachella?
Let’s take it back allllll the way to the year 1993. Jurassic Park graced the silver screen that summer. Bill Clinton became president. Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club—while boycotting Ticketmaster for its service fees. Six years after Pearl Jam’s boycott, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was born.
The success of that first concert at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, led to Coachella becoming one of the most significant music festivals in the U.S. and around the world. Over its 20-year run, festivalgoers have flocked to the desert region of Indio in Coachella Valley to see legendary performers like AC/DC, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and Beyoncé. Because of the numerous festivals held in Indio every year, the Chamber of Commerce nicknamed the town “The City of Festivals.” The festival became so popular that in 2017, the Indio City Council upped the allowance capacity from 99,000 people to almost 130,000.
The first weekend of Coachella starts this Friday. To celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary (and ours as well), we’re serving up the top 20 unforgettable moments in Coachella History. But first…
Did you know that some of the alumni from The Los Angeles Film School (LAFS) and The Los Angeles Recording School (LARS) have worked with artists who are performing this year?
LAFS alumna Hannah Lux Davis has directed music videos for Ariana Grande and Kacey Musgraves.
LARS alumnus Marco Sonzini engineered Janelle Monáe’s album, Dirty Computer.
Rage Against The Machine’s First Performance at Coachella 1999
Pixies Reunion 2004
Daft Punk’s Pyramid Performance 2006
Rage Against The Machine Reunion 2007
The largest crowd in Coachella history.
Prince Performed an 8-minute cover of Radiohead’s “Creep” 2008
Paul McCartney Performed “Hey Jude” 2009
Jay-Z first rapper to ever headline 2010
Arcade Fire’s LED Beach Ball Finale 2011
Kayne West Touched The Sky 2011
Tupac Hologram with Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg 2012
M83 Midnight City 2012
Lana Del Rey Debuted “West Coast” 2014
Madonna Kissed Drake On Stage 2015
Calvin Harris And Surprise Guest Rihanna 2015
SIA’s Performance Art 2016
Kendrick Lamar Premiered “Damn” 2017
Beyoncé First Black Woman To Headline 2018
Netflix just released the trailer “Homecoming” about her 2018 Beychella performance.
Destiny’s Child Reunion With Beyoncé 2018
A Very Pregnant Cardi B On Stage 2018
EMINEM With Dr. Dre & 50 Cent 2018
Who are you most excited to see from the lineup this year? Tag us in your photos from Coachella photos and we’ll share on Instagram!