Recently Coachella kicked off the festival season in the US and we thought, what better way to prepare for the summer ahead, than to celebrate some of the fierce female acts playing live this year? Over the next few days we will be featuring our top female artists, but first heres a little background info on Coachella…
Over the years Coachella has showcased a plethora of popular talent from Amy Winehouse and Björk and Madonna. It has been a draw for endowed female performers including The White Stripes, Lana Del Rey and Florence and the Machine. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, music festivals in the United States. The 2015 festival broke two world records for selling 198,000 tickets and grossing $84.3 million.
The annual music and arts festival held in Indio, California at the Empire Polo Club, has played host to an eclectic mix of genres including rock, indie, hip hop, and dance music alongside art installations and sculptures since it’s establishment over fifteen years ago. Coachella’s origins trace back to 1993, when Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club in protest of Ticketmaster’s domination over concert ticket prices, while also boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster. The show confirmed the site’s capability for hosting large events, leading to the inaugural Coachella Festival being held in 1999.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was named after the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert where the festival resides.