Bringing big names to the stage
In the middle of the desert, surrounded by palm trees, this years Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place last weekend in Indio, California. Over 225,000 people gathered to spend a weekend with fun and listening to the big headliners such as Radiohead, the Black Keys, Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre, the Hives and Florence and the Machine. For the last show on sunday, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre really gave the fans a big surprise with Eminem and 50 Cent as guest performers and at the end Tupac Shakur as a hologram on stage.
The two first days were a bit colder and rainier than previous years; some would even suggest that the weather gods had been nice this year, compared to last year where people fainted because of the heat. For the first time ever, this years festival is taking place over two weekends and ends this sunday on April 22.
Photos and words: Henrikke Hammett Havaas