It’s raining, gusting, and freezing in Indio, CA this weekend yet the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival plays on. Despite the inclement weather nearly 100,000 people are flocking to the desert this weekend to listen to headliners Radiohead, the Black Keys, and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, as well as prolific acts like Arctic Monkeys, The Shins, Bon Iver, Pulp, Florence and the Machine, Beirut, At The Drive In, Cat Power and ska legends Madness.
Those who could not afford the $285 passes or make the trek to the coveted festival are in luck. The entirety of the festival is being streamed live on YouTube courtesy of State Farm Insurance.
Yesterday, I watched Explosions in the Sky, The Black Keys, Frank Ocean, Neon Indian, and M83 among others play great sets whilst watching the crowd be drenched in rain and rattled by wind. It’s not the same as being there—just like watching the Super Bowl on TV isn’t the same as being in the stadium—but for our techno driven age, it’s pretty close.
Check out the livestream today to hear The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, We Were Promised Jetpacks, tUnE-yArDS, Destroyer, Manchester Orchestra, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent, The Shins, Bon Iver, SBTRKT, A$AP Rocky and many more.