Coachella Fest Sunday from noon to after midnight

Fans ~photo Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause

Coachella Fest ended the first weekend on Sunday April 14th at the Empire Club in Indio. The bands continued on all the stages from noon to after midnight with large crowds. Fans would hurry from one stage to another to try and catch as many bands as they could each day. THe Main Stage and Outdoor Stages saw the largest crowds. There were record crowds again this year. A larger area made it a little easier to get around to see everything because there is so much to see and do at Coachella Fest.

Fans enjoyed great weather on Saturday, A little hot but still warm for the later concerts. Some of the bands performing on Saturday were Phoenix, the XX, Postal Service, Hot Chip and Violent Femmes on the Main stage with Sigur Ros, Two Door Cinema Club. Desendents and Yeasayer on Outdoor Stage with 65 bands playing on the six stages. That doesn’t include the other areas for performers and The Du Lab area. Large crowds and long lines were seen going into the Dome area where there were wood floors and air conditioning for dancing with a DJ.

Sundays Bands on Main Stage were Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend on main stage with Wu-tang Clan, Pretty Lights and Tame Impala on the outdoor stage at night, to name just a few of the bands playing on those 2 stages. Other stages included other favorite bands like Disclosure, Dead Can Dance, OMG, Faint, Rodriquez and so many more. Again with over 60 bands playing on all 6 stages.

Sunday saw extreme winds over the entire area.
Fans found refuge from the winds during the day at various venues, by the artworks, and barriers. The wind grew cold in the evening which was hard on those not prepared for California cool nights. They were not dressed for this weather in their skimpy outfits. The weather did not stop the fans as they came in force to hear the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was wall to wall people as far as you could see from the stage.

Golden-voice does an amazing job putting on these concerts. They take into consideration the Valley and its local people. They work with the cities to make sure the event will be an asset to the communities. These concerts bring in millions of dollars to the Valley. People from around the world come to these concerts and I understand more are being planned for the future.