The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly referred to as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Coachella showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world.
This year’s Coachella leans heavily into electronic talents, most notably leading with a rare appearance from Aphex Twin followed by another handful of coveted billings for Bassnectar, the elusive Gesaffelstein and the recently reunited Deep Dish (Dubfire and Sharam). The line-up ranges across the board of subgenres with a strong showing of techno and house talents like Eric Prydz as Cirez D, Four Tet, Hot Since 82, Tale Of Us, Stephan Bodzin and celebrity stars Idris Elba and Virgil Abloh to more pop leaning names like DJ Snake, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Fisher and Zedd. On the crossover end, Australian trio Rüfüs Du Sol and Bob Moses will both make an appearance.
As usual, the festival is a varied bag of genres, ranging from R&B stars Solange and Janelle Monáe, throwback favorite Weezer, and songbird Billie Eilish as well as pop newcomer Khalid.