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Coachella releases festival documentary: 20 Years in the Desert

Courtesy of Coachella - Charle Reagan Hackleman @ Coachella 2017
Martyna Frelich
Written by Martyna Frelich, our Ambassador for Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
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Coachella is 20 years old now! The American festival celebrates this anniversary by releasing a documentary, which will show the history of the festival. The documentary is available for everyone on YouTube.

Coachella is one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the world. It is one of the most famous events of the year. The history of the American festival began in 1999, when the first edition took place in Colorado Desert. Since its beginnings, the festival has gained many fans. In 2017, the festival drew 250,000 attendees and grossed over 110 million dollars.

The film will take us on a journey back to the roots of the festival. Despite many difficulties and huge losses at the beginning, Coachella has succeeded as the biggest music festival in the US. The documentary will show recordings, concerts and special interviews with artists that have never been seen before. The footage will include Beck, Moby, Madonna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Billie Eilish, Swedish House Mafia, Jane’s Addiction and more.

The premiere of the whole documentary will be on YouTube on 10 April at 19:00 GMT.

Coachella 2020 has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Instead of in April, the festival will take place on 9-11 and 16-18 October 2020. This year’s line-up includes stars such as Rage Against and The Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and many more.

Coachella

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival that takes place in Indio, California. The festival first started in 1999 and since 2012 it takes place during two consecutive three-day weekends in April. Over 250,000 people attend the event every year. As a result, the festival has become one of the most famous and largest festivals in the United States and all over the world.

  • Location: Indio, California, USA.
  • Date: 9-11 and 16-18 October 2020
  • Tickets: all Coachella tickets are sold out.
  • For more information, visit the official website.