Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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2005 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual event held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California featuring musical performances by a number of artists on different stages, showings of independent films, and a number of displays of contemporary art.

Coachella is a two day event, whose attendance has steadily increased from about 10 to 20 thousand people at the first Coachella in 1999 to a sold-out 160 thousand in 2004.

The Coachella Music Festival is noted for its desert setting (the Mojave Desert is approximately 50 miles north of Indio). Consequently, daytime temperatures frequently rise to over 100°F (38°C) with little cloud cover or shade, then drops drastically after sunset.

The typical genres of music represented at the festival are alternative rock, rap/hip hop, and electronica.


Lineup of musical performers by year


April 30

Ambulance LTD, Amp Fiddler, Bauhaus, Bloc Party, Boom Bip, Buck 65, Café Tacuba, Coldplay, DJ Marky, DJ Peretz, Doves, Eisley, Fantômas, Four Tet, Gratitude, Hernan Cattaneo, Immortal Technique, Jamie Cullum, Jean Grae, Josh Wink, Katie Melua, Keane, k-os, M83, Mercury Rev, MF Doom, Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, Razorlight, Rilo Kiley, Sage Francis, Shout Out Louds, Snow Patrol, Spoon, Swayzak, The Chemical Brothers, The Kills, The Raveonettes, The Secret Machines, The Sexy Magazines, Tiga, UNKLE, Weezer, Wilco, Zap Mama

May 1

Aesop Rock, Armin Van Buuren, Autolux, Beans, Ben Watt, Black Star, Bright Eyes, British Sea Power, Diplo, DJ Krush, Donavon Frankenreiter, Gang of Four, Gram Rabbit, Jem, Junkie XL, Kasabian, M.I.A., Matmos, Matthew Dear, Midlake, Miss Kittin, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Pinback, Radio 4, Roni Size, Roots Manuva, Sixtoo, Sloan, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Subtle, Tegan and Sara, The Arcade Fire, The Blood Brothers, The Bravery, The Dresden Dolls, The Faint, The Fiery Furnaces, The Futureheads, The Locust, The Perceptionists, The Prodigy, Thrice, Wolf Eyes, Zion I


May 1

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Boozoo Bajou, Da Lata, Danny Howells, Death Cab for Cutie, dios, DJ Icon DJ Peretz, Electric Six, Erase Errata, Eyedea & Abilities, Hieroglyphics, Howie Day, Juana Molina, Junior Senior, Kinky, Kraftwerk, Laurent Garnier, LCD Soundsystem, Living Legends, Mark Farina, Mindless Self Indulgence, Moving Units, Phantom Planet, Pixies, Q and Not U, Radiohead, Sahara Hotnights, Sander Kleinenberg, Savath & Savalas, Seb Fontaine, Sparta, stellastarr, Stereolab, The Black Keys, The Desert Sessions, The Evens, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Rapture, The Section Quartet, The Sounds, The Stills,

May 2

!!!, 2manydjs, Adam Freeland, Air, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Ash, Atmosphere, Basement Jaxx, Beck, Belle & Sebastian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene, Cursive, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Danger Mouse, Donald Glaude, Elefant, Ferry Corsten, Home Town Hero, Le Tigre, MF Doom Mogwai, Muse, Paul Van Dyk, Prefuse 73, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, Sidestepper, Supernatural, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Crystal Method, The Cure, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, Thelonious Monster, The Section Quartet, The Sleepy Jackson, The Thrills, Thursday, T. Raumschmiere, Whitestarr


April 22

Amon Tobin, Badly Drawn Boy, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Ben Kweller, Blue Man Group, Blur, Christopher Lawrence, Darren Emerson, D:Fuse, Dillinja and Lemon D, Division of Laura Lee, Felix Da Housecat, Gomez, Groove Armada, Hernan Cattaneo, Hot Hot Heat, Idlewild, Jaylib, Joseph Arthur, Kinky, Ladytron, Little Louie Vega and Kenny Dope Gonzales, N.E.R.D, Nightmares on Wax, Particle, Peanut Butter Wolf, Queens of the Stone Age, Roger Sanchez, South, Spymob, Stereo Total, Talib Kweli, The Beastie Boys, The Donnas, The Libertines, The Mooney Suzuki, The Music

April 23

22-20's, Aesop Rock, Ben Folds, Black Eyed Peas, Blue Man Group, Café Tacuba, DB, Deep Dish, Dirty Vegas, DJ Irene, Eisley, El-P, Fischerspooner, G. Love & Special Sauce, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Jack Johnson, Johnny Marr and the Healers, MARS, Mouse on Mars, Mr. Lif, MURS, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Richie Hawtin, RJD2, Rooney, Sonic Youth, The Kinison, The Mars Volta, The Polyphonic Spree, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The White Stripes, Thievery Corporation, Timo Maas, Tortoise, Underworld, Whirlwind Heat


April 27

Björk, Cake, Charlatans UK, Citizen Cope, Cornershop, Folk Implosion, Forest for the Trees, G. Love & Special Sauce, Groove Armada, Jack Johnson, Jimmy Van M., Jurassic 5, Kosheen, KRS-One, Lee Burridge, Pete Yorn, Pharcyde, Princess Superstar, Queens of the Stone Age, Sasha & John Digweed, Saul Williams, Siouxsie & the Banshees, The Beta Band, The Chemical Brothers, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Vines, Z-Trip

April 28

Belle & Sebastian, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Blonde Redhead, BT, Christopher Lawrence, Dilated Peoples, DJ Dan, DJ Peretz, DJ Tiesto, Elbow, Fairview, Foo Fighters, Galactic, Medusa and Cut Chemist, Mos Def, Oasis, Ozomatli, Pete Tong, Ping Pong Bitches, Rock Steady Crew, Sandra Collins, Saves the Day, Sound Tribe Sector 9, The Mars Volta, The Prodigy, The Strokes, Triple Threat, Zero 7


April 28

Aceyalone, Adam Freeland, AK1200, Andrea Parker, Bad Company, Blonde Redhead, Christopher Lawrence, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Dieselboy, DJ Rinse & Flux, Doc Martin, Fatboy Slim, Gangstarr, Ian Pooley, Iggy Pop, Jane's Addiction, Jason Bentley, Jason Blakemore, DJ Dara, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Medusa, Mos Def, Nikka Costa, Ozomatli, Paul Oakenfold, Pedro The Lion, Photek, Plaid, Raymond Roker, Roni Size and Reprazent, Saint Germain, Sigur Rós, Smith & Mighty, Souls of Mischief, Squarepusher, Supernatural, The Chemical Brothers, The Dandy Warhols, The New Deal, The Nortec Collective, The Orb, The Roots, Tricky, Überzone, Weezer, Z-Trip


October 9

Amon Tobin, Beck, Breakbeat Era, Cornelius, Derrick May, DJ Food, DJ Rap, Juan Atkins, Jurassic 5, Kevin Saunderson, Kid Koala, Medeski Martin & Wood, Ming & FS, Morrissey, Mr. Scruff, Nightmares On Wax, Perry Farrell, Richie Hawtin, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, The Chemical Brothers, Underworld

October 10

Autechre, Banco de Gaia, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Cibo Matto, DJ Cam, GusGus, LTJ Bukem and Blame, Luke Vibert MC Conrad, Mixmaster Mike, Moby, Neotropic, Pavement, Rage Against the Machine, Scratch Perverts, Thievery Corporation, Tool

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