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The best of Coachella Valley Music Festival 2014

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Coachella Valley Music festival was great success this year with over thousands of attendees, hundreds of musicians and numerous activities and events. If you attended Coachella, then you got to experience first hand one of the best music fest there is - however, if you didn't, thanks to YouTube and T-Mobile you could stream live all the performances from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you got to experience Coachella or not, here is a summary of the best of Coachella, giving you a look of the things you may have experienced or missed if you attended or will look forward to next year. Coachella is a a festival that anyone and everyone must attend, guaranteed.

Disclosure
Disclosure Marie Flounoy

Disclosure

It was Disclosure's second year at Coachella Valley music festival - and their performance was highly anticipated, with an amazing set and appearance by Aluna of AlunaGeorge. They performed their singles: When A Fire Starts To Burn, Latch, and "White Noise" off their hit album "Settle".

TRASHed Recycling Bins
TRASHed Recycling Bins Marie Flounoy

TRASHed Recycling Bins

For the past few years, Coachella has been encouraging attendees to "go green"  and this year was no different with The TRASHed : Art Of Recycling campaign, once again, which is an ongoing recycling education program that redefines the way people view recycling and trash collection.

Custom designed recycling bins are made to encourage attendees to want to recycle and at the same time appreciate art work. In addition, there were tons of rewards for recycling, such as a gift shop or even winning VIP upgrades.

For more information visit: globalinheritance.org/coachella

The Mirror Block
The Mirror Block Marie Flounoy

The Mirror Block

The mirror block was quite popular at Coachella. A narcissist dream, great for checking your makeup from hours of walking around in the hot California sun or for a infamous selfie. Definitely a Coachella landmark (along with the Ferris Wheel, Smiley Moon Man, etc), especially at night when it illuminated in the dark.

 

Duck Sauce
Duck Sauce Marie Flounoy

Duck Sauce

The EDM duo, Duck Sauce, turned Coachella into "Quackachella" for their high energy set, even including a team of Duck Sauce cheerleaders.

Duck Sauce rocked the Sahara Stage and the crowd into the night performing  many of their catchy hit singles. Many in the crowd left with a souvenir custom "Duck Sauce" duck nose. 

 

The People
The People Marie Flounoy

The People

As mentioned numerous times, Coachella is nothing without the attendees that attend each year. Some attendees being Coachella vets and others, rookies. Whichever category you fit in, it's sure to be a good time with positive vibes, a eclectic mix of people and of course the music. 

 

Heineken Room Collage by Michael Anderson
Heineken Room Collage by Michael Anderson Marie Flounoy

Heineken Room Collage by Michael Anderson

Inside, the Heineken House, which hosted a roster of many amazing music talent, was a art project being created live by artist, Michael Anderson. Anderson is a international street poster collage artist, who teamed up with Heineken for Coachella weekend 1 & 2 for different collage projects that would be created and then auctioned off. 

To see more of Michael Anderson's artwork visit, chamuconegro.com

 

H&M Loves Music Tent
H&M Loves Music Tent https://twitter.com/hmusa/status/455691952353071104/photo/1

H&M Loves Music Tent

This time around at Coachella, the H&M Loves Music tent gave all willing their ultimate chance to be in a music video, or something amazingly close to it. Attendees could stop by the tent, get a fresh new makeover, throw on H&M threads and be in a Kilo Kish music video - via a virtual runway. 

If you missed the H&M tent at Coachella, good news, H&M will be stopping at 3 college campuses (UCLA, University of Austin-Texas, and Penn State) that will consist of swag bags and awesome discounts for attendees. 

Watch the H&M Loves Music trailer, here

Art Department
Art Department Marie Flounoy

Art Department

Underground Canadian techno/house legend, Kenny Glasgow and No.19 label owner, Jonny White, combined as, Art Department, rocked the crowd both weekends of Coachella offering hypnotizing beats and remixes to the packed crowd at the Yuma tent. 

If you like deep house/techno music and want just a taste of what their set at Coachella was like, Art Department currently released their newest single, "Heartbreakers Techno", available now for free download

The Do Lab
The Do Lab Marie Flounoy

The Do Lab

The Do Lab did not disappoint for it's 10th year at Coachella! The Do Lab was the exciting place to venture to, because, there was always something going on at The Do Lab. Always.

The Do Lab was the place to listen to awesome DJs, dance, cool off (literally, with the misty water guns) and repeat. Celeb attendees included: Paris Hilton, along, with the lineup up of various DJs, such as: Odesza, Slow Magic, Kraddy, DJ Tennis, Kidnap Kid, among others. 

To get more from The Do LaB, come experience their magic at The Do LaB’s 9th Lightning in a Bottle festival coming up this memorial day weekend, close by Monterey, California.

There will also be LiB pre-parties starting this weekend and in the weeks leading up to Lightning in a Bottle. 

Check out the LiB Website and LiB Facebook for info more on those.

As well, check out a video of The Do Lab experience, here.

The Turn Down
The Turn Down Marie Flounoy

The Turn Down

The Coachella party did not stop after the festival ended each day. The Turn Down was the perfect place to literally "turn down" after a day full of Coachella festivities (turning up!).

From 11pm at night to the early AM there was a different DJ or beat maker, who would set the mood, literally, with soothing melodies while festival attendees relaxed on mats, with a projector showcasing hypnotizing images. 

DJ's included: AFTA-1, Mike Styles, and DJP, among others. 

Lucent Dossier Experience
Lucent Dossier Experience Marie Flounoy

Lucent Dossier Experience

Enter the Lucent Dossier experience - which along with the The Do Lab celebrated their 10th year at Coachella Valley Music Festival and performed both weekends, including closing the festival on weekend 2.

The Lucent experience is a combo of hypnotizing beats and music, gravity defying acrobatics with a mystical, magic and surreal edge leaving festival attendees in awe and in anticipation. 

The Lucent Dossier experience has received praise internationally for their shows at Coachella, the Grammy's Celebration, Electric Picnic Festival in Ireland, Summer Sonic in Japan, Optimus in Portugal, and the Scream Awards in Los Angeles.

They've toured with the Black Eyed Peas, Beats Antique, Motley Crue, Panic! at the Disco, The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, The Crystal Method, Christina Aguilera.

Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams Photo by Photo by Christopher Polk

Pharrell Williams

Multi-talented, Pharrell Williams rocked the Coachella stage, both Weekends. Weekend 1 bringing out surprise guests, like: Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, among others. Weekend 2 was no different, with him bringing out Usher, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, The Jabbawockeez, and Diplo.

It was quite an unforgettable performance, and yes, he did perform many of hit singles, including (to close his set) "Happy".

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