Coachella 2020 is postponed, but there’s a new doc for the festival’s 20th anniversary
‘Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert’ was released on YouTube on April 10 — the music festival’s 20th anniversary
On the day the 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was meant to start, there’s a new YouTube documentary celebrating the festival’s 20th anniversary, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
April 10 was supposed to be the opening day of Coachella 2020 before it was postponed until October due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It also happens to mark 20 years since the festival began.
To celebrate, “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” premiered on YouTube Friday at noon PT — both the day and time that this year’s festival was scheduled to open, Variety reported.
The documentary features performances, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with a number of artists, according to Variety. It highlights performances from Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Madonna, Bjork and many others.
“What makes Coachella such a fun subject and what makes it unique, is that it is a snapshot of popular culture on any given year,” Chris Perkel, who directed the documentary, told Billboard. “Because it has been able to stay completely contemporary and completely relevant over the entirety of these two decades.”
Perkel also said he hopes the film can “provide kind of a vicarious experience” with the 2020 festival being postponed, according to Variety.
“With all of us staying indoors, and under a lot of stress, we thought that might be more valuable than ever,” Perkel told Variety.
Coachella 2020 has been rescheduled for Oct. 9-11 and Oct. 16-18, according to Billboard.