Quotes From Articles About the Coachella Festival
Bands That Lift Him Up (The Desert Sun, April 29, 2006)
In the crowd at the festival was superstar singer Josh Groban, attending his first Coachella.
"I've been touring pretty consistantly for the past couple years, so I haven't had a chance to make it yet," he said. "But now, to see all these performers live is like a dream come true." Groban said he was most looking forward to seeing Sigor Ros, Imogen Heap, Common, Massive Attack and Madonna. "It's not the kind of music I perform, but I listen to all kinds of music," he said. "I'm sure this will inspire me in my own work."
Expecting inspiration (USA Today, May 1, 2006)
Singer Josh Groban, attending his first Coachella, said seeing so many of his favorite performers live "is like a dream come true." He looked forward to Sigur Ros, Imogen Heap, Common, Massive Attack and Madonna. "It's not the kind of music I perform, but I listen to all kinds. I'm sure this will inspire me in my own work."
Madonna Heats Up at Coachella Music Festival (The Deadbolt, May 1, 2006)
A few of the most well-received indie bands included the husband and wife duo of Mates of State received a helping of praise. The Walkmen got a rise out of the crowd when they performed "We've Been Had", which was featured in a Saturn car commercial. Josh Groban did quite the number earlier on, as did the Matisyahu. Though, one of the biggest crowds was reserved for James Blunt, though hardly an indie name. His tracks of "You're Beautiful" and "Back to Bedlam" were widespread crowd pleasers.
Madonna, Kanye Just Add To Coachella's Eclectic Atmosphere (MTV.com, May 1, 2006)
The weirder, slightly familiar faces were in the audience, though, including Josh Groban, "American Idol" finalist Lisa Tucker, "Project Runway" finalist Santino Rice, Danny DeVito (enjoying Daft Punk), Nicky Hilton, Nicole Richie and Linkin Park's Brad Delson.