YouTube teases new Coachella documentary
YouTube Originals is partnering with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for a special documentary celebrating the festival’s 20th anniversary.
According to a press statement from YouTube, “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” will include “exclusive, never-before-seen footage and interviews” documenting the Californian festival’s colorful history.
The documentary will also feature performances by some of music’s biggest names, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, Blackpink, Swedish House Mafia, Björk, The White Stripes, Madonna, Moby, Beck, Radiohead and others.
In addition to releasing the Chris Perkel-directed “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert”, YouTube will return this year for the 10th year in a row as the official playlist and livestream partner for both weekends of the festival.
As is tradition, YouTube Premium members will receive exclusive access to a limited supply of passes for the 2020 edition of Coachella, which will take place across the second and third weekends of April.
General on-sale passes for weekend 1 (April 10 to 12) are currently sold out, while tickets for the festival’s second weekend (April 17 to 19) went on sale Jan. 6.
The announcement of “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” arrived on the heels of the star-studded lineup for the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be headlined by Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine.
— Coachella (@coachella) January 3, 2020
Additional performers include Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA twigs, DaBaby, Run the Jewels, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Nas X, City Girls as well as Charli XCX.
Film composer and former Oingo Boingo frontman Danny Elfman will also make a special appearance at the festival, leading fans to speculate about whether he will perform some of his most popular compositions like the scores of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Edward Scissorhands” and “Men in Black”.
I guess the cat is out of the bag. @coachella 2020!
— Danny Elfman (@dannyelfman) January 3, 2020
This is not the first time that an award-winning film composer will take the stage of the Empire Polo Club.
Hans Zimmer made his debut at Coachella in 2017, bringing some of his most famous soundtracks to life alongside a full orchestra and special guest Pharrell Williams.
Ahead of the 2020 edition of Coachella, watch the newly-released teaser for “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert”:
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