The latest incarnation of Coachella emerged from within the city of Indio Friday, like the Black Panther’s hidden land of Wakanda, but with a few technical difficulties.
The 19th annual music and arts festival is bigger than ever, with its largest tent, The Sahara expanded and transplanted west on the property of the Eldorado Polo Club, where it proved a surprisingly accommodating home for a 11-year-old yodeler, in addition to its usual lineup of electronic artists.
The next biggest tent, Mojave, is also enlarged and moved into the Sahara’s old space, and it was filled for a young Greta Van Fleet band that has obviously grown up on a steady diet of Led Zeppelin. Vocalist Josh Kiszka not only replicated Robert Plant’s voice, but he and the four-piece band donned ‘60s attire. Kiszka wore a headband and a vest without a shirt and his bandmates wore striped black-and-white pants and bright red bell-bottoms