The first weekend of Coachella has come to an end and we’re taking a look back at some of the weekend’s most memorable performances. Although it’s hard to narrow down four days worth of sets, here are a few notable performances for anyone who missed this weekend’s live streams.
Radiohead’s Fumbled Opening and Six-Song Encore
After walking off the stage twice due to technical malfunctions, Radiohead had a rather rocky set.
Thom Yorke kept his cool though, providing a few laughs and even blaming the mess ups on “Fuckin’ aliens again.” The band compensated for the mess by playing a few classics nearing the end of the set, including “Creep” and “Karma Police.”
Kendrick Lamar Closing Performance
Kendrick Lamar blew the imaginary roof off the festival during the weekend’s final performance. Not only did the rapper perform songs from his new album DAMN, but he also brought a ton of guests to the stage, including Travis Scott, Schoolboy Q, and Future.
Lorde Blasts Kate Bush and Performs New Song
After Coachella chose not to include Kate Bush in their lineup for fear of festival-goers not knowing who she is, Lorde kicked off her set by blasting Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill.” The artist then delivered a stellar performance, and also debuted another new song off of Melodrama called “Homemade Dynamite.”
Porter Robinson and Madeon
As the duo’s tour comes to an end, Porter Robinson and Madeon delivered a highlight performance at Coachella that also happened to be their second-last performance of their “Shelter Tour.”
Phantogram Draws a Crowd
Phantogram drew in a massive crowd on Day One, playing hits including “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.”
Local Natives’ Sunny Afternoon Set
One of the most underrated bands at the massive festival, Local Natives put on a memorable performance during their late afternoon set on Day Two. The band also brought Phantogram on stage to perform “Dark Days.”
Hans Zimmer’s Debut Coachella Performance
Hans Zimmer took to the stage during Coachella and proved that you can play just about anything on stage and still put on a great show. The film composer was joined by a life orchestra to play his scores for films such as The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Inception.
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