On Saturday Lady Gaga, steps in for expectant superstar Beyoncé, at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Drake, who headlined Coachella in 2015, returned to the fest this with his touring mate and collaborator, Future. Headliners Kendrick Lamar appear on Sunday and Radiohead was the star to watch on Friday. Lorde, DJ Khaled, Hans Zimmer and more are also set to perform.
At Radiohead’s sound was cut and though they played off the sound system woes with good humor.
The festival, produced by AEG-owned Goldenvoice, this year swelled in size by about 20 acres and added a new punk- and Latin-driven stage. “It’s too crowded, you can’t enjoy yourself and it’s not as fun,” said Jane Gaje of San Francisco. She’d been to four Coachellas and loved each one, but this year she had trouble settling into the broader layout and bigger crowds.