For the second consecutive year, AXS TV will broadcast the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, anchored by unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music. Featuring over 21 hours of live coverage, the network gives viewers an exclusive front-of-the-line pass to one of the largest, best-known and most popular music festivals in the United States, from Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th. The festival will air each evening, starting at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT.
Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the three-day cultural phenomenon boasts an eclectic blend of mainstream acts, underground favorites, up-and-comers, and icons, spanning a wide array of genres and decades. Friday’s live coverage features an all-star lineup that includes critically acclaimed rock heroes Alabama Shakes (“Hold On,” “You Ain’t Alone”); Swedish alt-pop singer Lykke Li (“Little Bit,” “No Rest for the Wicked”); post-punk sextet The War on Drugs (“Lost in the Dream”); psychobilly legend Reverend Horton Heat (“Baddest of the Bad”); and blossoming hip-hop artist Azealia Banks (“Ice Princess”).
Then, on Saturday, April 18, GRAMMY-winning rock n’ roll renaissance man Jack White (“That Black Hat Licorice,” “Blunderbuss”) takes the stage; along with English electro-rockers Alt-J (“Hunger of the Pine”); rap duo Run the Jewels (“Lie, Cheat, Steal”); Southern soul seven-piece St. Paul and the Broken Bones (“Half the City”); and experimental folk rocker Father John Misty (“I Love You, Honeybear”). The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, April 19, with indie queen St. Vincent (“Birth in Reverse”); neo-pop trendsetters Fitz & the Tantrums (“Out of My League”); rising country star Sturgill Simpson (“You Can Have the Crown”); indie folk artist Vance Joy (“Riptide”); and synthpop singer St. Lucia (“Elevate”).
In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals, Coachella viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via axs.tv/festivals. Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, in-depth blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts, ensuring they won’t miss a second of their most anticipated performances.
AXS TV’s daily broadcast line-up for Coachella is as follows (subject to change)-Additional artists to be announced:
Friday, April 17
The War on Drugs
Reverend Horton Heat
Saturday, April 18
Run the Jewels
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Father John Misty
Sunday, April 19
Fitz & the Tantrums
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.