Coachella 2016: weekend one recap

By ‎@stnic‎

#Coachella, one of the world’s most notable music festivals, kicked off this weekend in Indio, CA, and fans, artists, and celebrity attendees turned to Twitter to join the conversation. As the first weekend of @Coachella comes to a close, we reflect on the weekend’s biggest moments, most viral Tweets, most buzzed-about performers, and more.

Every year the world rushes to Twitter to discuss the perennially sold-out festival. This year there were 3.8M Tweets about Coachella during its first weekend.

Coachella 2016: weekend one recap

The two-weekend-long event is known for curating big-name and emerging talents as well as kicking off reunion tours. This year’s much-hyped lineup includes @GunsNRoses, @CalvinHarris, @LCDSoundsystem, @EllieGoulding, Jack Ü (@Skrillex & @diplo), @zedd, @icecube, @raesremmurd, @sogallant, @halsey, @grimeszz and the first K-Pop band to play Coachella, Epik High (@blobyblo). These were the most talked about performers from Weekend One:

Coachella 2016: weekend one recap

Throughout the three-day festival, artists turned to Twitter to share their experiences, thank fans, and communicate with their audiences.



Coachella goers were enjoying their surroundings, as the weekend’s most Tweeted emoji was the palm tree.

Coachella 2016: weekend one recap

As always, this year’s festival also saw its share of celebrity attendees and surprises:




Bernie Sanders made an appearance at both the Run the Jewels (@runjewels) and Grimes (@Grimezsz) sets.

As we look forward to Weekend Two, be sure to follow @TwitterMusic, @Coachella, and the official #Coachella hashtag to keep up with the best of Coachella as it unfolds live.