Over the years, Coachella has become one of the best music festivals in the world. Discover the 7 concerts that have marked its history.
Fashion show and people, eclectic programming… Coachella returns this year to amaze us! MCE TV invites you to come back to the 7 performances that have marked the history of the festival.
Coachella 2022, the return
The past two years have been difficult for everyone. The world of music has also suffered greatly.
After two years of absence, one of the most famous music festivals in the world finally finds its audience! It is moreover over the two weekends of April 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, 2022 that Coachella takes place this year.
And the least we can say is that the festival teams have pulled out all the stops for a real comeback! The party was therefore there to welcome the festival-goers.
star side, Harry Styles, Billie Eilish or The Weeknd are on the program. But also Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion or even Tyga and Post Malone.
French-speaking artists were also present! In particular Stromae who marked the occasion with an extraordinary musical performance. The Belgian singer has indeed offered his fans a real show! Finally, the French pop group, L’Impératrice, was also on display of Coachella 2022!
Despite a difficult start, Coachella has become a real star rendezvous and music lovers. Over the years, the festival has seen many stars pass through its stage. Some of which gave performances that made history from Coachella!
Before reviewing the best concerts of Coachella, we offer you a little jump in time to discover its beginnings!
A great success story
Today, Coachella is one of the biggest music festivals in the world! But when the adventure begins in 1999Paul Tollet and Rrick Van Stanten certainly did not expect such a success.
Besides, the beginnings of Coachella are very difficult. While the two businessmen thought they had the idea of the century, the first edition did not have the expected success.
Developers face a debt of $750,000 at the end of the first edition. It is a real failure!
So to avoid making the same mistakes again, the festival is not repeated the following year. But Paul Tolett did not give up and returned in 2001 with the help of Perry Farell, the founder of Lollopalooza.
In 2002, the festival obtained permission to set up a campsite on its grounds. A golden idea since festival-goers no longer have to travel long distances to attend concerts. In addition to a new source of income for the festival.
To attend the Californian festival, festival-goers pay between €385 and €897 for their pass. On site, there is the possibility of renting a place for camping in a tent or motorhome at 191 €. There are also safari type tents or a teepee at Lake Eldorado for rent from €2,933.
From year to year, the duration of the festival increases. And its success is growing. Since 2012, music fans have been entitled to two festive weekends! It is a successful party for the creator.
Beyoncé at Coachella, 2018
In 2018, the young singer Beyoncé is on the Coachella program. A first for her, but not only. It is also the first black woman to headline of the festival!
April 14 and 21, 2018 were therefore marked by the spectacular performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. For 2 hours, the young woman will ignite the festival stage! She will resume her most famous hits on rhythmic dances of which she alone has the secret.
In total, more than 100,000 people made the trip to see the pretty brunette on stage. Queen B dazzled them. Besides, she was also accompanied by guests of honor like Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, her friends from Destiny’s Child!
Moreover, fans can discover behind the scenes of this incredible show in the documentary Homecomingavailable on Netflix!
Daft Punk on stage in 2006
Daft Punk Live in Coachella in 2006 marked the spirits. The French duo took the stage on April 22, 2006 and gave a phenomenal show.
Even today, we talk about their performance as one of the most incredible of this Coachella 2006 edition. It must be said that the two Parisians went all out. It is indeed perched on a led pyramid that the two artists gave their concert.
More than 35,000 people were able to attend this extraordinary show. Fans in a trance were able to dance to the rhythms of their most legendary songs!
Author of hit songs like around the world, the French duo has become a benchmark in the music industry. In addition to their successful titles, they marked the fans by their way of playing the mysterious hidden behind their helmets.
Prince sets fire in 2008
It’s 2008. Prince fans have been hearing rumors for years that their favorite artist will be performing at Coachella. But the news was never announced officially, until spring 2008.
The organizers of the festival confirm that the young artist will indeed be on stage on April 26, 2008. Fans were finally able to discover their favorite singer on stage. The latter will sing his most emblematic songs. 1999, Little Red Corvette, Purple Rain or let’s go crazy, a real joy !
Died in 2016, at the age of 57, Prince is a legend who marked an entire generation. During his career, the singer has sold over 84 million records in the world ! Just that.
Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg
What makes Coachella so special is its eclectic lineup! So to please the greatest number of music lovers, the festival had to bring back the kings of American rap!
To close the 2012 edition of the festival, Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre set the scene on fire. But the two rappers are not alone, indeed a team made up of rap bosses joins them!
Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar... but the most amazing was undoubtedly the hologram of the essential 2Pac, god of American rap, who died in 1996. A crazy performance that you can discover in the video below!
The unlikely duo of 2015
In April 2015, the singer Stromae is on the festival stage Coachella for the first time. Some time before his long break and his burnout, the Belgian artist will cause a sensation at the music festival.
As he chained his most popular hits, the crowd started screaming with joy! Rapper Kanye West takes the stage alongside Stromae.
The two artists then offer us an explosive duo on the sound Then we dance. As a reminder, the ex of Kim Kardashian had remixed this song in 2010. A nice surprise, which will remain forever engraved in the memory of the fans.
In 2022, Stromae was back on the boards of the famous music festival. After years of absence from the music scene, the Belgian artist has set fire to a concert worthy of a real show!
Moreover, this year it is on view both weekends from Coachella. A double pleasure for the fans!
Kanye West for his part would have given up participating in the festival this year. The concert is therefore cancelled. Knowing that the rapper intended to bring Travis Scott on stage with him. But after the events of Astroworld the latter is no longer very welcome.
The Weeknd in tears
In 2018, it’s the turn of the singer The Weeknd to take the stage at Coachella. The Canadian artist will then give a moving show in front of a crowd of over 100,000 fans.
During his very touching performance, he will interpret his songs Can’t Feel My Face or starboy. The emotion reaches its peak when The Weeknd sings Call Out My Name and let a few tears flow!
An incredibly moving performance. Moreover, at that time, The Weeknd had just broken up with singer Selena Gomez. Was he sad for that? In any case, the fans have felt his pain!
This year, the 32-year-old artist was again on the program of the famous festival. He also sang these most cult pieces from his latest album in front of thousands of festival-goers who came from all over the world to cheer him on.
The Kings of Rock at Coachella, 2009
In 2009, rock band The Cure performed at the famous festival. You should know that British artists are known for their endless sets! And their concert at Coachella confirms the rule.
The Cure therefore has delivered a 3 hour performance! And this despite the extinction of the sound of the main stage and the curfew imposed on the artists.
Half an hour after this one, as the band sang their famous title Boys Don’t CryRobert Smith the leader of the group, let it be known that the show is not over. “We were told we couldn’t play more than one song, that’s right yeah! »
The group therefore has continued to sing, without microphone! The public simply joined the show singing along with him.
Once again, The Cure band members have proven themselves to be passionate and imperturbable. To the delight of their fans!