View Full Version : Ukulele at Coachella Festival

04-09-2010, 09:29 PM
In the last couple of years, bands that picked-up the ukulele include:

Paul McCarney
Noah and the Whale
Rilo Kiley
Amanda Palmer (of Dresden Dolls)

I wonder how many will show-up this year? I remember a few years ago, when I kept running into accordions, thinking it was a conspiracy. I will definitely sport my UU shirt this year. Look for it!

Anyone going?

04-09-2010, 10:23 PM
Tough rules:


NO Instruments
(especially drums!!!)

I bring my uke to festivals and jam. Does that rule apply to ukes? Ric

04-10-2010, 08:47 AM
NO Instruments... Does that rule apply to ukes?

I'm pretty sure a ukulele is an instrument. At least that's what I've been lead to believe by this community!

There's plenty of jamming outside the venue, in the campgrounds and parking areas.

I am not going to miss the drum circle, AT ALL.

04-12-2010, 01:09 PM
So... Is anyone going?

My suspicions of the accordion conspiracy were correct. In today's Desert Sun there was an article about Nora Kirkpatrick of the band Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros that had a sidebar (http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20104100342) (below the photos) to the article of some of their squeeze-box toting brethren.

I did find one ukulele performance at Coachella last year by Amanda Palmer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duk2Q1rkj00&feature=channel) singing "Creep" (warning: she drops the F-bomb a few times). Gots to be the largest uke sign-along ever.

DISCLOSER: I also play accordion.