The first weekend of Coachella 2012 is officially over and artists and organizers are taking a collective breather before the party resumes this Friday. SF Station Photographer Alex Akamine was there to catch the action with shots from The Black Keys, Mazzy Star, Arctic Monkeys and more.
The Coachella Festival poster is filled with recognizable bands like Justice, Snoop Dogg, Bon Iver and the Shins, but what about those itsy bitsy bands on the lineup that were good enough to be invited but maybe you’ve only heard of once or twice or never? Here’s our guide to the Coachella Fine print, bands that might not stand out but certainly should not be missed.
“I’m kind of bored of London to be honest. I want to make the move to America soon,” says Robbie Furze, of electro-rock duo The Big Pink, the project created alongside Milo Cordell.
Northern Californians skipping the trek to Coachella find themselves in unique situation as the music festival expands to two weekends this year—many of the top acts performing will make Bay Area appearances in the days surrounding the festival.
The Coachella lineup dropped on Monday and of course everyone wants to go, especially since this year’s festivities will be held two weekends in a row, giving double the chance of snagging a ticket. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy so check out our ticketing guide to guarantee securing a spot.
Every year, the Bay Area sees an influx of awesome shows as bands make their way to or from Coachella. 2012 is no exception, with Radiohead making a stop at HP Pavilion three days before the band headlines the festival.
In case your boss gives you limited access to the interwebz at work, or you’ve been living under a rock, or were just super hungover from all that memorializing and didn’t hear the news — Coachella 2012 tickets go on sale this Friday. But this time the desert festival will have fans seeing double.