The various acts for the 2011 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, simply known as Coachella, have finally been made public. Included in the line-up are renowned groups such as Cee-Lo Green, The Chemical Brothers, Erykah Badu, The Black Keys, and the poetic Lauryn Hill, as well as underground favorites such as Wiz Khalifa, Mumford & Sons, and The Swell Season. Headliners for the three day event are Kings of Leon on April 15, Arcade Fire on the 16th, and the Strokes and the infamous Kanye West on the last day of the festival.
Coachella, which began in 1999, is a three day event held in mid-to-late April in Indio, California. Though the festival is widely known for having both famous and relatively underground acts, there are also unique displays of artwork and sculpture. This year in particular, Coachella is partnering with the Creators Project, a joint project started by Vice and Intel, the technology company, to revolutionize how attendees experience music and art.
With such an impressive array of artists, both musical and visual, it is no wonder Coachella is so popular. Last year, the festival drew approximately 225,000 attendees over the span of its three days, with acts such as Gorillaz, Muse, and Jay-Z. The amount of amazing artists, great music, and cool art that Coachella provides would make anyone spend any amount of money just to be there.Tags: Arcade Fire, artwork, California, Cee Lo Green, Coachella, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Erykah Badu, Gorillaz, Indio, Intel, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Lauryn Hill, Mumfod & Sons, Muse, sculpture, technology company, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, the Creators Project, The Strokes, The Swell Season, underground acts, Vice, Wiz Khalifa