1999


Weekend Attendance
25,000

Ticket Prices
$50 per day

A Festival Is Born
The Inaugural Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was held on October 9-10, 1999 in Indio, California. The overall attendance goal was 70,000 but the festival fell short of this number. Unlike today, where water is nearly $4.00 and parking is over $60, the attendees in 1999 were offered free parking and bottled water upon entrance. Goldenvoice, the company that owns Coachella, lost $850,000 forcing the company to struggle for almost two years to survive.

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Top Genre in 1999

Electronic

Artist Lineup


Saturday, October 9
Beck
The Chemical Brothers
Morrissey
Perry Farrell
Cornelius
Bis
Underworld
Art of Noise
Breabeat Era with Roni Size, Die & Dynamite MC
Plastikman – Richie Hawtin
Juan Atkins
Kevin Saunderson
Derrick May
Spiritualized
Medeski, Martin & Wood
Modest Mouse
Super Furry Animals
IQU
At the Drive-In
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Bicycle Thief
A Perfect Circle
Amon Tobin
Kid Koala
Jurassic 5
Mr. Scruff
Nightmares on Wax
DJ Food
μ-ziq
Tomas
Umeja HiFi
DJ Rap
The Wiseguys
Bassbin Twins live
Sandra Collins
Christopher Lawrence
Simply Jeff
Sunday, October 10
Rage Against the Machine
Tool
Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
Pavement
Cibo Matto
Money Mark
Moby
Gus Gus
Thievery Corporation live
Lamb
Esthero
Fantastic Plastic Machine
BT
Banco de Gaia
The Angel aka 60 Channels
DJ Shadow
Carl Craig Innerzon Orchestra
Spearhead
Gil Scott Heron
Rahzel (of the Roots)
Ugly Duckling
Kool Keith
LTJ Bukem, Blame & MC Conrad
Slipmaster J & MC Conrad
Mixmaster Mike
Q-Bert
A-Trak
4-Hero
DJ Cam
Scratch Perverts UK
Raymond Roker, Jun & MC Question Mark
Neotropic
Luke Vibert
Autechre (Dj Set)
Bola, Jega – live
Andy Maddocks, Rob Hall
Mira Calix, Push Button Objects