If Weekend 1 is where they work the kinks out, Weekend 2 is when everything goes seemingly smooth. However, the surprise guests that kept coming last weekend on days two and three for the most part, fell off in weekend two. With a majority of the acts being the same as last weekend most of the performances were carbon copies.
One band that certainly had a better time at Weekend 2 was Radiohead. After last weekends technical difficulties, the band performed without a hitch and did not have the leave the stage at all during their set.
Earlier in the day, Travis Scott again begged the audience to form a mosh pit and even said it was OK to fight, while he played his career spanning set list. To further get the crowd going, Scott rode around on a giant mechanical eagle. Why? Because, why not?
Day two saw a slew of special guests during one performance but for most of the day the acts performed by themselves.
Future, who brought out Drake, Ty Dolla $Sign and Migos last week performed his set completely solo.
Martin Garrix debuted a new song featuring Troye Sivan during his set on Saturday, Sivan joined Garrix on stage to perform the new ballad.
Gucci Mane brought out more surprise guests this weekend performing with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Migos, 50 Cent, Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti.
Day two’s headliner, Lady Gaga performed the same set list from the previous weekend but in true Gaga fashion, switched up her fashion! (Has she ever been photographed in the same outfit twice?) Things took a heavy turn when Gaga dedicated a piano version of her song “The Edge of Glory” to a friend battling cancer. The ever appreciative Lady shouted “I love you too” to her adoring Monsters as she closed out the night with “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance”.
Day three also saw a lack of extra guests, Hans Zimmer who brought out Pharrell Williams performed Pharrell-less though his crowd size certainly grew after the rave reviews he received last weekend.
Though it was rumored Mariah Carey may join DJ Khaled this weekend, Mimi was nowhere to be found. In fact the only guests Khaled brought out with him were Yo Gotti and Kent Jones in comparison to last weekend’s onslaught of celebrity appearances.
Headliner Kendrick Lamar performed his set solo. This time not bringing out Future, Travis Scott, or Schoolboy Q though he was joined on stage by ninjas. As he did last week, he performed cuts from his newly released album, DAMN and career spanning hits.
Since Coachella split itself into two there has been much debate over which weekend is the better weekend to attend. The first weekend seems to always draw more celebrities while the second weekend is geared more towards the music. Did you attend either weekend, or both? Let us know which weekend is better!
Written by Kristen
What started with technically difficulties on night one ended with surprise appearances made by many on days two and three. Coachella’s first weekend started off slow but certainly finished strong!
Day One included performances by Big Gigantic, Oh Wonder, The XX, and Mac Miller. Then at 9:40pm Travis Scott took the stage with a mix of hits like “Pick Up the Phone” and mixtape cuts “Upper Echelon”. Using the jumbotron and stage props, Scott also encouraged the first day crowd to rage, using a few choice words to get the sentiment across.
Night One headliners, Radiohead had some technical difficulties that seemingly plagued them throughout their entire set. As a reward for putting up with the issues Radiohead played a hit they haven’t played in a (long) while, “Creep”. Though the closed the main stage, night one kept going with Dillion Francis bringing G-Eazy out for their new song “Say Less” and D.R.A.M was still going at nearly 1 am.
Day Two saw many surprise guests (perhaps to make up for the lack of guests day one?). Mura Masa brought out Charli XCX for “1 Night” and A$AP Rocky for “Love$ick”. Future made his Coachella debut one to remember by not only bringing out Ty Dolla $ign for his opener “Blasé” but he also brought out Migos and Drake, who each performed their own set within his set.
A$AP Rocky stormed the stage again, this time during ScHoolboy Q’s set alongside Tyler, The Creator. By 9:45pm the surprises were far from over when The Weeknd jumped on stage with Nav for “Party Monster”, “Starboy” and “Some Way”, the pair’s duet. Lauryn Hill joined DJ Snake on stage for a guest appearance and performance of the song “Killing Me Softly (With His Song) much to the crowds delight.
Night Two headliner, Lady Gaga hit the stage at 11:30pm, as the jumbotron played a series of momentum building videos. Her 20-song set spanned her entire catalog, this time not skipping out on cuts from Art Pop like her Super Bowl performance. Gaga also gave a nod to Beyoncé, who she was there filling in for, by performing their duet, “Telephone”. Forever keeping fans on their toes, the pop star debuted a brand new song titled “The Cure” which was made available for download via iTunes and also streaming on all of the top players, Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
The third and final day of weekend 1 saw even more surprise guests. DJ Khaled brought out 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee, French Montana, Migos, Rick Ross and Wale. Hot off the heels of a tour announcement, Hans Zimmer played selections from beloved soundtracks Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, and The Lion King and brought out Pharrell Williams to perform “Freedom”.
The end of Weekend 1 was capped off with a man who released a brand new album on Friday titled, DAMN., Kendrick Lamar. Performing for over an hour Lamar spanned his catalog with cuts from good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. To keep the special guests going he was joined on stage by ScHoolboy Q, Future and Travis Scott.
Written by Kristen
With Coachella exactly a month a way it means Festival Season is about to start and soon you may find yourself at an event where a mosh pit breaks out. Now, there’s nothing like thumping bass and a screaming lead singer, or being part of a mosh pit with a pack of other crazed fans. But for the uninitiated, it can be intimidating – and how are you supposed to know what to do? It’s not like you can stop to ask the other person next to you what’s going on. Moshing has traditionally been a learn-as-you-go sport, but no longer! Just take a look at the guide below and you’ll be a seasoned veteran in no time.
0. Don’t be a jerk. Most of the other rules go back to this one in some way or another.
Written by Ashton
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