Coachella 2016


Rene Torres, Reporter

Coachella, an annual music and arts festival held in Indio, Calif. features many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip-hop and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. Several stages continuously host live music through the three separate weekends in April.

This year’s headlining artists include Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Ice Cube, CHVRCHES, Cold War Kids and much more.

The year’s lineup include two band reunions. Headliners Guns N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem both have not performed together for years.

Another group that is at least rumored, for now, to be reuniting is N.W.A. Founding member Ice Cube is making efforts to bring back the group. “I’m gonna try to bring the members of N.W.A together. Give everybody a little history lesson,” said Ice Cube on “The Talk,” a CBS talk show.

The main obstacle to making this festival your next stop are the overpriced tickets or passes that vary on how many days you choose to attend. They can range from about $300+ depending on where you get them. They’re cheaper to get from websites other than Coachella’s official one.

This festival’s atmosphere is loud, vibrant, magical and imaginative. In past years it’s headlined major notable musical artists such as Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Daft Punk and many more.

From “The Cure” breaking curfew, to Madonna dazzling the tent, to Tupac’s on-stage resurrection as a hologram, countless performances have helped make Coachella the king of all U.S music festivals. One example was when Kanye West brought the “Power.” He performed everything from his early hits “Jesus Walks” and “Gold Digger” to “Dark Fantasy,” and crowd pleasers like “All Of The Lights” and “Power” at 2011’s Coachella.

It’s a place where music-lovers can go if they want to party for a full weekend, meet new people, enjoy the beauty of what art can bring or most of all listen to the most superb live music performances by your favorite artists.