Coachella: A backstage pass

I am happily recovering from a cocktail of jet lag and a desert music festival. I have rejuvenated enough to share with you an insider’s glimpse of the backstage art at the Coachella Valley Music Festival held annually just outside of Palm Springs.

This is my third year collaborating as an artist and 2nd year in the Art Department backstage. I designed 8 paintings for the event in all, most of them sitting in a little office from a window in Mumbai.

I also spent lots of time styling the trailers with a team of amazing artists led by Mary Anne Campagna. Here is a slideshow of my favorite little tableaus from the dressing rooms. These are the ones quickly styled by me.

Art credits: 1. Concept by Mary Anne Campagna 2. Hilary Hahn 3. Hilary Hahn 4. Mary Anne Campagna 5. Mary Anne Campagna 6. Andrea Chavez 7. Mary Anne Campagna 8. Andrea Chavez

The artwork is contributed by many talented artists, whose bios I hope to share soon! In this set I designed art for She and Him, Infected Mushroom, and Florence and the Machine.

Her songs are catchy and edgy at once. She has a great energy and her performance did not disappoint.

The polo fields are full of large light installations that you can see here!

I’m sure many have heard of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, but man, I am in love with this band!

I really enjoy the Art Direction in this video.

What can I say?
I. dig. these. guys.

Now that I’m back, this weekend I have so much to catch you up on, I will share my collection of finds from Mumbai along with a sweet photography shop and DIY photo collage for that vacant wall you’ve been needing to fill.

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9 Responses to Coachella: A backstage pass

  1. kristine says:

    awesome! i saw edward and the zeros play at the treasure island music festival in october and fell in love with them as well. love the infected mushroom set up! hope to see you soon. much love.

  2. Amanda says:

    OMG I LOVE Florance and The Machine!! I am in love with her red hair and amazingly strong voice! I am so jealous you got to be a part of the art set up there, what an amazing opportunity!
    Oh and I do love Michael Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros also:)

    Which ones are your artwork?

  3. The Zhush says:

    Wow! What fun…can’t wait to hear and see and read more about this here!

  4. the pieces are gorgeous and they look fantastic… hope you had an amazing time!

  5. Mary Anne Campagna says:

    Hilary you are awesome! Thank you for sharing these and for your amazing decorating style! We couldn’t have done it without you!
    Mary Anne

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