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Coachella Weekend 1 on 35mm Film

Time and time again, Coachella has proven itself to be a music festival favorite among both fans and artists alike.

This year’s headlining performances included a surprisingly modest crowd for Radiohead, a dance party at Lady Gaga, and a weekend finisher of Kendrick Lamar including guest appearances by Travis Scott, Future and Schoolboy Q.

Stellar headlining performances aside, one of the hands down best performances of the weekend went to Porter Robinson and Madeon’s final Shelter Live show played during the sunset slot on the main stage.

I captured highlights from Coachella and some of my favorite performances on 35mm film. Keep on scrolling to see the vintage vibe the film created and to read about what went down at Coachella Weekend 1.

Porter Robinson & Madeon

Porter Robinson (left) & Madeon (right) played their second to last Shelter Live show to a massive crowd last Sunday during sunset. The two had met online when they were 14 and 12-years-old, and have hit many career milestones at Coachella, so it was definitely a very sentimental way to close out the weekend.

Sofi Tukker

On the first day of Coachella, I caught up with NYC indie dance duo, Sofi Tukker, during a welcomed one-minute distraction while enjoying Bonobo playing on the main stage. They killed it on Sunday playing for a packed tent in the middle of the day.

Francis and the Lights

I randomly stumbled upon Francis and the Lights, who happens to be friends with another artist I’ve spent a lot of time listening to this last year, Bon Iver. Fancis and the Lights’ song “Friends” from his recently released an album Farewell Starlight! features Kanye West & Bon Iver, which is one of my favorite songs currently. His indie pop sound paired with his stage presence made for such an engaging performance that you just wanted to dance because he’s so enthusiastic on stage.

Bon Iver

Bon Iver’s last album, 22, A Million, marked a shift from his indie folk sound and to an adapted form of electronic. He still maintains his incredibly poetic and emotional tone when it comes to his music, though. It’s a set where you stand and listen, taking in his incredible voice mixed with the acoustic sounds in the background.

Mura Masa

After finally seeing him play live at Treasure Island Music Festival last October, it was good to see him play Coachella. Not only did he shut down the Mojave Tent, but also had special guest appearances by Desiigner, Charlie XCX and A$AP Rocky. So the lucky fans who showed up to his set definitely got many treats.

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Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria Kobayashi

Victoria is a music and arts contributor reporting on live events and festivals happening throughout California. She was born and raised in Sacramento and recently graduated from the University of California, Davis, majoring in Design and minoring in Professional Writing. Her hobbies include browsing through fashion blogs, photography, listening to new music, thrift store shopping and going on weekend road trips. She's always down for an adventure and meeting new people.

  • Luke

    Looks like the trip was a lot of fun. I don’t understand though why the photographer avoided using flash to either fill in a little bit on those backlit shots or provide a little more detail in all of those underexposed frames. Regardless, this is a cool peek inside a great festival.

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