By now on any any given ‘normal’ year, Coachella would have kicked off. Our Instagram feeds teeming with influencer snaps and festival style. Instead, the celebrated music festival has been rescheduled for mid-October amid the current pandemic but in the meantime, while many music fanatics would be heading to the desert, the organisers are bringing it to us in a new documentary.
Available to stream via YouTube Originals, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert chronicles the humble beginnings of the event to its growing success as a modern cultural phenomenon. Highlights from the almost two-hour long special includes the planning process behind Kanye West‘s 2019 Sunday Service, securing Prince to headline Coachella 2008 and the tale behind Dr Dre’s headline show which featured the famous 2Pac hologram. For music nerds and tech enthusiasts alike, the documentary also takes a deep dive into the complex mechanics that surround the architecture and sound system set-up – of which has grown to be more ambitious and grander as years go on.
Fill the live music hole you’re currently experiencing and tune into the documentary below. Better yet, get out a festival look for an extra sense of nostalgia.
Coachella 2020 is set for return on October 9, but that date is looking more precarious as the crisis presses on. Stay tuned.