So excited to be heading here tomorrow morning. I wish I was there today but to save money Stevie and I have decided to catch a lift up to the Festival tomorrow morning with my friend Simon who is just going up for the day. Hoping that Chris, Emily and the others can save us a spot to pitch up our tent with them.
As much as nothing may ever beat my first experience of Coachella in terms of a Music Festival this I’m hoping will run it close. The line up is just brilliant this year, in particular on the Friday and Sunday.
I’ve been planning this morning who I’m going to see after finding the set times online. Obviously things may change and I doubt I’ll get to see them all but there is so many acts I want to see that I doubt I’ll be disappointed in the slightest.
12:30-13:10 // GIVERS (Obelisk Arena)
14:25-14:55 // CATE LE BON (Lake Arena)
14:50-15:20 // KINDNESS (i Arena)
15:50-16:35 // GLEN HANSARD (Obelisk Arena)
16:55-17:40 // THE ANTLERS (Word Arena)
17:30-18:00 // DAWES (i Arena)
18:30-19:30 // JANELLE MONAE (Obelisk Arena)
19:30-20:15 // LANA DEL REY (Word Arena)
20:30-21:15 // TUNE-YARDS (i Arena)
21:30-23:00 // BON IVER (Obelisk Arena)
Bands I want to see that I’ll be most likely be missing due to complete clashes: Amadou & Mariam, Polica, Chairlift, Destroyer, The War On Drugs, Alt-J, Metronomy.
The main highlights for me are Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey & Glen Hansard. Givers and The Antlers will also be awesome on what looks like an amazing day of music.
13:30-14:10 // SMOKE FAIRIES (Word Arena)
14:25-15:05 // LIANNE LA HAVAS (Word Arena)
15:20-15:50 // OF MONSTERS AND MEN (i Arena)
16:00-16:30 // THEME PARK (Lake Stage)
17:15-18:00 // MICHAEL KIWANUKA (Obelisk Arena)
19:30-20:10 // DJANGO DJANGO (i Arena)
20:00-21:00 // LAURA MARLING (Obelisk Arena)
20:25-21:25 // SBTRKT (Word Arena)
21:30-23:00 // ELBOW (Obelisk Arena)
The Saturday isn’t quite as strong for me and will probably see me having more of a chilled day overall. The only annoying thing is that Django Django, Laura Marling and SBTRKT are all crossing over. Three acts I’d want to see a lot and I will probably end up checking out bits of all three and trying to catch the majority, if not all of the SBTRKT set. I’m not sure whether I’m going to see Elbow or The Horrors headline but at the moment I’m edging towards seeing Elbow as I haven’t seen them live yet.
The biggest highlight for me on Saturday will be getting to see Of Monsters And Men live for the first time.
12:00-13:00 - LANG LANG (Waterfront Stage)
13:00-14:10 - RUFUS WAINWRIGHT (Obelisk Arena)
14:30-15:15 - ALABAMA SHAKES (Obelisk Arena)
15:40-16:40 - EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS (Obelisk Arena)
16:35-17:15 - ST VINCENT (Word Arena)
17:45-18:20 - KING CHARLES (i Arena)
18:55-19:55 - M83 (Word Arena)
20:00-21:00 - BEN HOWARD (Obelisk Arena)
22:00-23:00 - WILD BEASTS (Word Arena)
On the final day of the Festival I will sadly most likely end up missing acts like Daughter, Other Lives, We Are Augustines & Perfume Genius because of clashes later in the day. However it looks like an awesome end to the Festival with some great bands playing on the Sunday.
Highlights for me will be M83, Ed Sharpe & the amazing Ben Howard. I’m also really looking forward to seeing St Vincent & King Charles for the first time.
If you’re going to/are already at Latitude this weekend then let me know if you have any recommendations for who I could/should try to fit in and see. Open to checking out acts as long as they don’t clash with my “must-sees” (those in BOLD). I’m pretty sure my weekend won’t be completely the same as what’s listed above as there is a fair amount of us in the group but whomever I do end up seeing I’m sure it will be a brilliant weekend. Just hoping it doesn’t rain too much!