2012 has been a transformative year for the Coachella Valley Festival Of Music And Arts.
For the first time, the California festival is split over two weekends. The first leg took place last weekend, with Radiohead, Dr Dre And Snoop Dogg and The Black Keys stepping up on headline duty. There’s been an onslaught of video detritus floating around on the web, ranging from fan footage to TV grabs. As a service the beleaguered viewer, FACT have picked ten most significant streams, clips and blipverts available online. Remove your shirt, grab a Coors, and say hello to Coachella 2012.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg
If you haven’t already seen it, the hologram that launched a thousand Twitter posts pops up around the 34:00 mark. Mind-melting as the Tupac appearance is, however, it’s far from the only treat in a set full of surprises. 50 Cent, Eminem, Wiz Khalifa and more stop by for the ride – the effect is like watching a Hip-Hop Singstar party in action. Dre, oddly enough, looks brawnier and younger with each passing decade.