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Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for a two-weekend set April 14–16 and April 21–23, 2023 with Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Frank Ocean, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Björk, Burna Boy, ROSALÍA, Kali Uchis, and many more performing both weekends. Other notable artists on the roster include Boygenius, Willow, Christine and the Queens, Weyes Blood, MUNA, Ethel Cain, Charli XCX, and Yung Lean.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, commonly referred to as Coachella, was first held in 1999. The festival was founded by Paul Tollett, who wanted to create a music festival that would bring together various genres of music in a beautiful desert setting. The inaugural festival featured Beck, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, and Morrissey as headliners.

Over the years, Coachella has grown in popularity and size. The festival is now held over two weekends and attracts more than 100,000 people each weekend. The festival has also expanded to include a range of art installations, food vendors, and other attractions. Every year, thousands of people flock to the desert in Indio, California to attend the two-weekend festival, which features a diverse lineup of artists spanning various genres.

Among the most legendary Coachella performances are:

Beyoncé (2018) – Beyoncé’s headlining performance in 2018 is widely regarded as one of the best performances in Coachella history. The show featured a massive marching band, dozens of backup dancers, and appearances from Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Beyoncé’s performance was a celebration of black culture and history and received widespread critical acclaim.

Tupac hologram (2012) – In 2012, a hologram of the late rapper Tupac Shakur appeared on stage during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining set. The hologram performed several songs alongside Snoop Dogg, creating a surreal and unforgettable moment for the audience.

Radiohead (2017) – Radiohead’s headlining set in 2017 was a masterclass in rock music. The band played a range of hits from their extensive discography, including “Karma Police” and “Paranoid Android.” The performance was widely praised for its energy and musicianship.

Daft Punk (2006) – Daft Punk’s 2006 performance at Coachella is often cited as one of the most influential moments in the festival’s history. The electronic duo’s show featured a massive LED pyramid and a stunning light show, setting a new standard for live electronic music performances.

Prince (2008) – Prince’s 2008 performance at Coachella was a masterful showcase of his talents as a musician and performer. The set featured hits like “Purple Rain” and “When Doves Cry,” as well as covers of songs by The Beatles and James Brown. The performance was widely regarded as one of Prince’s best and cemented his status as a musical legend.

Check out this year’s full lineup below.

Coachella has a reputation for being a trendsetter in the music industry. The festival’s beautiful desert setting, unique atmosphere, and diverse crowd make it a truly unforgettable event. Whether you’re attending for the music, the art, or simply to be part of the Coachella community, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind experience that keeps people coming back year after year.

YouTube remains the exclusive live stream partner for both Coachella 2023 weekends on the festival’s official channel, delivering iconic performances, exciting behind-the-scenes content, and more to millions of fans around the world.

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