INDIO (CNS) – Organizers of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which had to be postponed due the coronavirus pandemic, released a trailer today for a documentary set to begin airing on the same day that festivities would have kicked off.
“Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” will begin streaming on YouTube on April 10, and includes never-before-seen footage and interviews. It was originally set to begin streaming on Tuesday, but organizers apparently held back on the release to coincide with when this year’s festival would have gotten underway.
The documentary goes back to the first show in 1999, before the festival grew from one weekends to two. Beck, the Chemical Brothers and Morrissey headlined that Saturday, and Rage Against the Machine, Tool and Ben Harper the following day.
Since then, Coachella has become one of the largest music festivals in North America, bringing nearly 250,000 people over two weekends to the Coachella Valley.
The festival was rescheduled earlier this month by order of county health officials due to the global COVID-19 crisis. It is now scheduled to happen on the weekends of Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 12-18.
“Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” includes appearances by Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against the Machine, Pixies, Moby, Bjork, Madonna, the White Stripes and Radiohead.
To view the trailer, visit www.doc.coachella.com.