Coachella is a music festival held in sunny so cal that first started in 1999. Over the years it has hosted gigantic names such as Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, Radiohead, The Beasty Boys and Jack Johnson. The first band to ever play at Coachella was A Perfect Circle. In 2000, because of financial troubles there was no Coachella and when the festival returned in 2001 it was only one day long.
The amazing event has reunited over 15 bands:
Portishead - First U.S. performance following 10-year hiatus
The Verve - First major U.S. performance of reunion
Love and Rockets
Rage Against the Machine reunited after seven years
Crowded House - Had reunited for a 12-month tour
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Daft Punk - First U.S. performance since 1997
Tool - Not a reunion, but their first performance in three years
Nine Inch Nails - First major show since 2000.
Gang of Four
Kraftwerk - First US show since 1998, and marking only their third Southern California appearance since 1981.
Iggy Pop & The Stooges
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Perry Farrell has performed at coachella 9 times giving him the most performances out of all the artist-1999 (as himself), 2001 (as part of Jane's Addiction), 2002, 2003 (last-minute surprise performance in the Gobi tent as DJ Peretz), 2004, 2005 (as DJ Peretz), 2006 (as a special guest of Hybrid), 2007 (as part of Satellite Party and a guest of The nightwatchman)
Rumor has it that:
Rage had the largest crowd ever for a coachella headliner.
Roger Waters had the most expensive stage show for any coachella performer.
Prince is the only artist to ever go past 1:00 a.m. at Coachella.
Jack Johnson played to the quietest crowd of any headliner in coachella history.
despite all this info, coachella 2010 has enough potential to be the best year yet!