This coming weekend, On Oct. 6, Muse, who headlined Coachella in 2010 and also played the fest in 2004, plays for NBC‘s late-night crowd.
And those are just the episodes we know about so far. If last season is any indication, there will be plenty more Coachella acts coming into your home live (well, tape-delayed for those of us on the West Coast) from New York.
Calvin Harris is the ultimate Coachella tease, albeit an unintentional one.
Crowds packed into the Sahara tent tonight to hear the popular Swedish DJ and producer.
When he started “We Found Love,” his hit single with Rihanna, dozen of fans bolted toward Harris’ set.
They were obviously hoping for a repeat performance from pop star Rihanna, who surprised Coachella fans during the first weekend.
Too bad there was no sign of Rihanna or any other guest star.
Chalk that up to another celeb absence.
I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to know what’s in store for Weekend 2 of Coachella.
Fans will want their own experience, not simply a rehash of spoiled surprises from last weekend — but the first weekend was so hot, that we’re sure they’ll want to see somev of these iconic moments recreated, too.
Here’s my Top 10 Moments of Coachella (weekend one). What do you think?
10. Rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator joined up-and-comer Frank Ocean onstage for a rendition of their collaboration, “Analog 2.”
9. M83 rocked the tent so hard that front man Anthony Gonzalez crashed to the ground stomach first, then posted on Facebook: “”I think I saw Katy Perry dancing on midnight city yesterday night. Katy, let me write your next album:)”
8. Grouplove paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, singing her 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
7. Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson sprinted down the center aisle and climbed the media tower in the crowd, hamming it up by singing directly into the camera.
6. Actor and Coachella regular David Hasselhoff stole the show during Arctic Monkeys’ set when his face flashed onto the big screen, almost immediately landing The Hoff on the Twitter trending list (and stayed there!).
5. Gotye hit the Mojave tent one night after playing Saturday Night Live, and tens of thousands of fans sang along as Kimbra joined him onstage for their single “Somebody That I Used to Know.
4. Rihanna — who later had the words “Thug life” scrawled across her stomach in an ode to Tupac — joined DJ Calvin Harris to sing their hit “We Found Love” while pal Katy Perry crowd surfed.
3. Black Lips frontman Cole Alexander dropped his pants in an, um, intimate move with his guitar, the one and only X-rated move on stage over the weekend.
2. Usher jumped onto David Guetta’s DJ booth to surprise fans with a brief but delicious tease — less than a minute performance of their hit single, “Without You.”
1. Superstars Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent and even Wiz Khalifa with his giant joint were completely upstaged when the legendary Tupac — the rapper shot and killed 15 years ago — showed up.
And a (dis)honorable mention for The Moment That Wasn’t:
AVICII rocked the Sahara tent hard — but without the “amazing,” “mind blowing” and “surprising” experience (Madonna rumors, anyone?) the DJ and his camp hyped for days.
Another Coachella weekend is in the books, and the final headliners dropped it like it was hot.
Here’s the highlight reel from Sunday:
— Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg brought along their friends for a show so hot that even Desert Sun features guru Bruce Fessier dropped an F bomb before comparing the festival finale to “a reunion of the Beatles!”
In between old school hits like “Gin and Juice” and “Who Am I (What’s My Name?)”, the duo invited an all-star cast of rap/hip hop artists on the main stage.
Eminem, 50 Cent, Warren G, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar all had the crowd roaring, and an all-too-realistic hologram 2pac rose from the stage and worked the stage like any living headliner.
– Across the grounds, AVICIIrocked the Sahara tent hard — but without the “mind blowing” experience or the “surprise” (Madonna rumors, anyone?) the DJ and his camp promised.
– DJ and producer Calvin Harris pumped up the Sahara tent, and music star Rihanna joined him for their hit songs “We Found Love” and “Where Have You Been.”
– Gotye hit the stage one night after playing Saturday Night Life. During his set Sunday, Kimbra came out for their single “Somebody That I Used to Know.”
– Swedish ban The Hives rocked the main stage with tuxedoes, top hats and stagehands dressed as ninjas. They joked their 6 p.m. show was like “the main course” of Coachella — served hot, after the starter and before the dessert.
– The always-energetic indie pop / neo soul band Fitz and the Tantrums debuted their next song, “She’s Outta My League,” before making the crowd “get down” during hit single “Moneygrabber.”