Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2011

Coachella 2011

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three-day annual music and arts festival, held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent.

This year’s Coachella festival has sold out faster than ever before in the 12-year history of the event. Tickets for the festival, which will be held on April 15-17th in Indio, California, were gone entirely after having gone on sale last Friday. According to concert promoter Paul Tollett, this year’s festival sold at a much faster pace than the previous year. Whereas 51,000 tickets to this year’s event had been sold by Monday, only 11,000 tickets were sold in the same timeframe in 2010.

Coachelletta by Sam O’Hare@duskzero (The story behind)


Coachella LineUp 2011

Friday April 15

!!! | 12th Planet | Afrojack | Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti | A-Trak | Beardyman | Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears | Boys Noize | Brandon Flowers | Brandt Brauer Frick | Breakage | Caifanes | Cee Lo Green | Cold Cave | Cold War Kids | Crystal Castles | Cut Copy | Emicida | Erick Morillo | Excision | Flogging Molly | Gayngs | Glasser | G.Q. | Gypsy and the Cat | Hurts | Interpol | Jakes | Kele | Kings of Leon | Klaxons | Kyle Hall | Magnetic Man | Marina and the Diamonds | Monarchy | Mount Kimbie | Moving Units | Ms. Lauryn Hill | Nosaj Thing | OFWGKTA | Omar Rodriguez Lopez | Ozomatli | Robyn | Sander Kleinenberg | Sasha | Scala & Kolacny Bros. | Skrillex | Sleigh Bells | Tame Impala | The Aquabats | The Black Keys | The Chemical Brothers | The Drums | The Morning Benders | The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | The Rural Alberta Advantage | Titus Andronicus | Warpaint | YACHT

Saturday April 16

Alf Alpha | Andy C | Animal Collective | Arcade Fire | Big Audio Dynamite | Bomba Estereo | Bright Eyes | Broken Social Scene | Cage the Elephant | Chuckie | Cults | Daedelus | Delta Sprirt | DJ Hype | DJ Kentaro | DJ Marky | EE | Elbow | Electric Touch | Empire of the Sun | Erykah Badu | Fat Freddy’s Drop | Fedde Le Grand | Foals | Francis and the Lights | Freelance Whales | Gogol Bordello | Goth Trad | Here We Go Magic | Jenny and Johnny | Joachim Garraud | Laidback Luke | Lil’ B The Based God | Mariachi El Bronx |Mary Anne Hobbs | Mumford & Sons | One Day as a Lion | Paul van Dyk | Phosphorescent | Raphael Saadiq | Ras G | SBTRKT | Scissor Sisters | Shpongle presents The Shpongletron Experience | Steve Angello | Thao with the Get Down Stay Down | The Felice Brothers | The Henry Clay People | The Joy Formidable | The London Suede | The Kills | The Love Language | The New Pornographers | The Radio Dept. | The Swell Season | The Tallest Man on Earth | The Twelves | Trampled by Turtles | Two Door Cinema Club | Wire | Yelle

Sunday April 17

Angus and Julia Stone | Axwell | Best Coast | Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 | Caspa | Chromeo | City and Colour | CSS | Death From Above 1979 | Delorean | DJ Zinc | Duck Sauce | Duran Duran | Eliza Doolittle | Ellie Goulding | Fistful of Mercy | Foster the People | fun. | Good Old War | Gord Downie | Green Velvet | HEALTH | High Contrast | Jack Beats | Jack’s Mannequin | Joy Orbison | Kanye West | Kode9 | Jimmy Eat World | Leftfield | Lightning Bolt | Lorn | Los Bunkers | MEN | Menomena | Nas & Damian Marley | Neon Trees | New Pants | OFF! | Phantogram | PJ Harvey | Plan B | Ramadanman | Ratatat | Riva Starr | Roska | Rye Rye | She Wants Revenge | Sven Vath | Take | Terror Danjah | The National | The Presets | The Strokes | Thunderball | Trentemoller | Tinie Tempah | Tokimonsta | Twin Shadow | Wiz Khalifa | Zed Bias

(Click on the Artist to Listen)


Coachella lights installationCoachella is well known for their magical art installations all round the festival grounds. Last year´s highlight was a piece of installation art that draws inspiration from Japanese-style origami. Crimson Collective, a Los Angeles based consortium of eight artists, architects and designers, dubbed their inaugural project Ascension. The 45-foot tall crane with a 150-foot wingspan provides over 100,000 music fans some much needed shelter from the Southern California sun by day, and light up in various colors at night.

Defined by the collective as a living art installation, the giant white crane was crafted from white fabric, modular aluminum and tension wire, all of which combine and provide vast expanses of shade. While simultaneously blocking the sun, two solar energy collectors will charge via the sun’s rays to provide colored ambient lighting once the sun goes down. Underneath each of the solar panels is a bench and rest area, offering extra space for respite.

The Do Lab at Coachella

Coachella Art Studio

Workshops for the attendants, here are some examples:

Make Your Own Instruments – Recycled and reused objects like you have never seen them.  Mixed in with some nails, some leather, some strings, some creativity – and you got yourself the Make Your Own Instruments workshop.  We have been making instruments with recycled objects for years.  Let’s create not a drum circle, but a symphony together…

Paperbag Mushroom Garden – The team will be assisting campers in creating their own mushrooms using paperbags, bamboo skewers, mini rubberbands, glue, and paint. These mushrooms may be used as an interactive art installation to create a beautiful mushroom garden in the campground, or if not enough space is available, the campers may take these mushrooms to their tent for decoration.

Situation Glasses – Festival attendees are invited to manipulate a personal pair of sunglasses into their desired mask using a variety of provided materials such as sequins, glitters, feathers, foam, paper, paints etc. Each attendee is given a pair of generic sunglasses and a mask shape cut out. It is then entirely up to each individual’s creative vision as to what the final result will look like and the possibilities are truly endless. Our team members will be on hand to help in any way and encourage creativity during this activity. There will be examples on display for those who need extra inspiration.


The Coachella festival tries to reduce its carbon footprint on the environment every year which involves not just employees but also attendees. The festival highly promotes carpooling for its attendees which include rewards for people who participate. For attendees who choose to carpool with four or more people in one car and have the word “carpoolchella” displayed somewhere on their car they have a chance to be selected by a secret spotter for a chance to win VIP tickets/pass for Life for everyone in the car.

TRASHed Coachella

TRASHed :: Art of Recycling celebrates 7 glorious years at Coachella in 2010.

TRASHed Coachella is searching the globe for the greatest artists in modern time to assist with redesigning recycling bins for Coachella 2011. Since 2004, Coachella has hosted this interactive recycling bin art walk to help keep the festival grounds spotless and looking good.

In 2007 Coachella teamed up with Global Inheritance to start a 10 for 1 recycling program, in which anyone who brings ten empty water bottles will be given a fresh new water bottle for free. In 2009 the festival introduced refillable water bottles for attendees to purchase for ten dollars in which purchasers would get free refills at a number of refill stations inside the festival and within the campgrounds.


Car/Tent Camping

Car Tent Camping Coachella

Sleep under the Coachella Valley Sky. All camping areas are located on lush beautiful grass fields adjacent to the concert area. Car Camping spots are 10’x30′. Your car and as many people or tents as you can fit into that spot.

Safari Tent

Safari Tents Coachella

The only way to obtain an all access pass to Coachella (unless you know one of the bands).  This exclusive area will include, your own separate check-in location, fully furnished shakir style tents with air conditioning, private restrooms & showers, golf cart shuttles to and from stages, free private parking lot, drop off area, breakfast and late night snacks, added security, outdoor chairs, shade tents + outdoor lighting, games and more!

Lake Eldorado

Lake El Dorado Coachella

New for 2011, The Lake Eldorado campsite offers ready to go camping surrounding the serene setting of the redeveloped Lake Eldorado. Enjoy Coachella with flair, as your party is ready to start once you step onto the park like scenery of your own private access camping community.

With each reservation you’ll receive a fully pitched and “ready to go”, 10×13 foot safari-styled tent, equipped with your choice of *two cots or four cots. Each cot comes with a sleeping bag and pillow, which are yours to keep or donate them to charity. Each reservation will also come with one designated parking spot in the adjacent lot. You will have in/out privileges daily from 2am -10am. If you leave during those hours and don’t make it back you will have to park in day parking and move your car later. Patrons of Lake Eldorado will have private access to portopotties, flushable toilets and mobile showers. Lake Eldorado will be secured for campsite guests only and offer community games and activities throughout the grassy grounds.


iPhone App

Coachella iPhone AppInteractive Map – The map system is optimized to work even when you have no internet or phone connection. It also shows a satellite view of the venue.

Friend Finder / Photo Upload – Register and find friends. To register simply enter you email address and name. You will receive a confirmation email once you register. Just click the link and you can begin adding friends and uploading photos to  Add friends using their email address.

Where is my Car? / Campsite? – A feature which allows you to mark your parking spot (or camping spot) has been added to the map. A “Mark Parking” button will display once you click ‘Show Me’ in the interactive map.

Friend & Interactive Map Feature – To use the friend and interactive map features you will need to verify your email address. You will need to enter this info in the app which will send you an email to verify.  Once you have verified yourself you can see and add friends and your location on the map.

Coachooser – The lineup and Coachooser are combined into one page. Choices are shown by clicking the Coachooser button on the main screen. A countdown to Coachella now shows at the top of the screen.

Download iPhone App

Android App

Coachella Android AppLine-Up – This shows the lineup for all three days of Coachella.  You can filter by day and stage.  Once the times have been released, the app will update the lineup automatically and you will be able to see what stages and times the bands will be playing on.  Tap the check to select a band you want to see.

Coachooser – Tap the star tab and you will only see the bands you have selected.

Map – Tap the map icon to see a map of the venue.

Update LineUp – Press your menu button then select update lineup to get the latest lineup and update the times and stages once they have been released.

Download Android App

This years Sponsors are: The Creators Project (Intel | Vice), 5 Gum (Wrigley), Heineken, Musicians Institute, H&M and JBL.

Via Coachella

Posted on February 10, 2011 in Art, Design, Music, Social Media

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