Prince was the big headliner at the huge Coachella Festival that got big media coverage over the week. Prince performed at Saturday’s concert, this is a three day weekend festival. Coachella music fest took place at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calfornia. Think a legendary pop/rock icon like Prince is not a fan of Radiohead? Think again. It appears Prince is a very big fan of Radiohead by covering the song “Creep” at last night’s Coachella. He also performed a handful of other surprising cover songs by The Beatles and Sarah Machlachan, and of course, he did mostly original songs in his set.
Prince’s setlist from last night:
The Bird (performed by Morris Day) / Jungle Love (performed by Morris Day) / Glamorous Life (performed by Sheila E.) / Instrumental Jam / 1999 / I Feel For U / Controversy (with snippet of “Housequake”) / Little Red Corvette / Musicology / Cream / U Got the Look / Shh / Anotherloverholeinyourhead / Creep (Radiohead cover) / The Arms of an Angel (Sarah McLachlan cover performed by backup singers) / 7 –> Come Together (Beatles Cover) / Purple Rain / Let’s Go Crazy
Some of the other artists that performed this weekend so far are: Jack Johnson, The Verve, The Raconteurs, the Breeders (remember their hit “Cannonball”?), Serj Tankian, Portishead, Death Cab For Cutie, country singer Dwight Yoakam, Kate Nash, Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse’s friend and sidekick), Flogging Molly, and more.
Today’s lineup for Sunday at Coachella Fest lineup include: Roger Waters, My Morning Jacket and a bunch of bands I never heard of before. I’ll imagine Roger Waters is the headliner for tonight’s festival and I’ll be keeping an eye out for his setlist too.