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Coachella 2010

INDIO, California
(4/16-18/2010)

Coachella 2010 featured rapper Jay Z, Muse, and Gorillaz as headlining acts. More than 100 bands would play at the Empire Polo Fields throughout the weekend. The buzz before the weekend was all about Thom Yorke and his performance was probably the best of the weekend. With Flea at bass, Yorke played songs from his solo effort, “The Eraser” as well as Radiohead classics.

Faith No More might be the second most buzzed about band for 2010. Mike Patton delivered a strong set, jumping off the stage and into the barricades to sing to the crowd. David Guetta destroyed the Sahara Tent.

Younger bands like Phoenix and Vampire Weekend played Coachella 2010. Also notable performances from Spoon, the Specials, Vampire Weekend, LCD Soundsystem, Thom Yorke, Sly Stone, Phoenix, the Dead Weather, MGMT, and Devo.

Photos by Brian Moghadam