Jetset Jingles :: Coachella

coachella music mix[trip style = sun]

It’s April and that means two things: spring is here and so is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nestled in the heart of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California, the 3-day music festival is one of the most well known in North America. Held in mid-April {when the weather’s just right}, the festival is not only celebrated for its amazingly diverse and abundant music, but also for its interactive art installations and sculptures.

I traveled to Coachella for the first time last year and couldn’t believe that for just over $300, I got to see some of the best musical talents of 2010. All in one place. Not only was the music, setting and warm weather enough to make a Vancouver gal pretty happy, but the people watching was not to be believed. Everyone from college hipsters, to middle-aged hippies, to Hollywood celebrities {and everyone in between} were there for the same reason: to see of-the-moment artists performing their favorite tunes.

This year, I’ll be front and center watching and dancing to some of my favorite acts like Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Empire of the Sun, Cee Lo Green, Broken Social Scene, Tinie Tempah, Chromeo, Wiz Khalifa, Brandon Flowers, Cut Copy, Mumford and Sons, Robyn and Kanye West. ...Ok, so I named more than a few. But I can’t help it, I’m that excited.

I've put together a small Coachella playlist of my current favorite songs from some of the artists I'm most looking forward to seeing. Happy Listening.

1/ The Cave - Sigh No More - mumford & sons 2/ We Used to Wait - The Suburbs - Arcade Fire 3/ Howlin' for You - Null - The Black Keys 4/ Radioactive - Come Around Sundown (Extended Version) - KINGS of Leon 5/ Walking On a Dream - Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun 6/ Take Me Over - Zonoscope - Cut Copy 7/ Dancing On My Own - null - robyn 8/ Fancy Footwork - Fancy Footwork - Chromeo 9/ Only the Young - Flamingo - Brandon Flowers 10/ Sweetest Kill - Forgiveness Rock Record - Broken Social Scene

Listen to the Coachella Playlist here.

{Jetset Jingles publishes once monthly and is mixed and mastered by Nicole, amateur DJ by night and movie maven by day.}

[photos by nicole & coachella]