Coachella Announces its 2019 Lineup

Francis Kéré, Office Kovacs and more to design this year’s art intallations

by Rossana Vinci
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Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its lineup for 2019.

The United State’s best annual music festivals, will open its doors with Tame Impala, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and reportedly Kanye West, while a series of very innovative large-scaled art installations will sit at the core of the festival making the event more exciting like an art game.

 

 

Years past have brought dynamic works by designers like Edoardo Tresoldi and Bureau Spectacular, among others.
This year, over half a dozen large-scale installations will be the center of attention at Coachella.

Edoardo Tresoldi, Etherea - Ph. © Roberto Conte 

 

 

New presenters for 2019 include familiar names such as the Berlin-based Burinabé architect Diébédo Francis Kéré, local studio Office Kovacs, and painter Sophia Enriquez.

Diébédo Francis Kéréh - Ph. © Eric-Jan Ouwerkerk

 

Returning participants will include art duo Dedo Vabo and experiential designers Poetic Kinetics, as well as show design studio NEWSUBSTANCE. Their 2018 installation, Spectra, consisted of a seven-story sloping ramp tower wrapped in polychromic panels. Do LaB will also be back to create their unique stage designs.

 

 

The festival will take place April 12-14 and again April 19-21 in Indio, just east of Palm Springs. For more information, see the festival’s website.

 

 

Here the complete 2019 lineup:

 

DEDO VABO
Los Angeles artist duo Vanessa Bonet and Derek Doublin, the creators behind previous installations Corporate Headquarters and Power Station, return to the polo field.

 

FRANCIS KÉRÉ

Working in Berlin, Germany, Kéré fuses traditional construction with modern engineering in projects across Europe, Africa, Asia and N. America. Current endeavors include the National Assembly complex in his newly democratic birth nation of Burkina Faso.

 

NEWSUBSTANCE

Leeds, UK studio NEWSUBSTANCE faked Oprah’s 2020 presidential run, conjured a star shower for the Louvre Abu Dhabi Opening Ceremony and constructed Coachella’s beloved Spectra tower.

 

OFFICE KOVACS

Office Kovacs is a design studio based in Los Angeles that works on projects at all scales, including books, exhibitions, temporary installations, interiors, homes, speculative architectural proposals and public architecture competitions.

 

POETIC KINETICS

Indoor electric storms, airborne waves of silver and metamorphosing caterpillars are just some of the memorable large-scale art installations by Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics.

 

SOFIA ENRIQUEZ

Coachella Valley native Sofia Enriquez teaches art throughout the valley’s public schools while running her own hand-painted fashion line, Mucho, and creating murals from LA and Oakland to Paris and Tokyo.

 

 

Returning Favorites:

 

BALLON CHAIN by Robert Bose

New York artist Robert Bose celebrates a decade of unfurling his quarter mile-long kinetic art over the Coachella sky.

 

DO LAB 

Coachella’s freakiest function takes place within the immersive environment of Los Angeles originals, the Do LaB.

 

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Cover Image: Courtesy of Coachella, Goldenvoice - Photo by © Chris Miller @Imagineimagery

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