History Of Coachella Shows How A Single Concert Transformed Into One Of The World's Biggest Music Festivals

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As a native of the Coachella Valley, it’s been a pretty fascinating thing to watch how Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has evolved. The days of jumping our fence in the backyard to listen to a few good tunes are far over as locals are lucky to even get a shot at entering what has become one of the largest music festivals in the world.

In 1993, Pearl Jam performed for almost 25,000 fans at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, which had never previously hosted a music festival. The concert sowed the seeds for what would later become the inaugural Coachella Festival, courtesy of Goldenvoice. The rest, as they say, is history. Take a look back at how Coachella has evolved through the years.

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