Photo by Ted Maider
Friday, April 11th – Outdoor Theatre – 1:25 p.m.
It’s tempting to laze around the campsite or pool in the afternoon, but arriving at Coachella as early as possible every day to catch a must-see set is a festival tradition. For 2014, that artist was the psychedelic Swedish outfit GOAT. The mysterious collective blended afrobeat rhythms with fuzzy, distorted guitars, formidable chants, and yelps. Clad in ornate costumes, the two frontwomen of GOAT channeled spirits that invigorated the modest turnout with their sublimely bizarre sounds and style. –Frank Mojica