Fauxchella 2018: The Bay Area Alternative to Coachella

Miguel is so relaxed about only having to to go to Berkeley to see him play, that he didn’t even bother buttoning his shirt. Or pants.

The Coachella 2018 Line Up was just announced, which means the best fake music festival in the Bay Area has also been announced: FAUXCHELLA 2018! For those who don’t know, Fauxchella is what we call it when the Coachella acts come up to the Bay Area and play shows at venues before, in between, or after the two Coachella weekends. Sure, you don’t get that fun festival energy, and the ability to sample a bunch of bands over two days. However, what you do get in return are soundchecks, audiences comprised of fans, and the ability to sleep in your own bed each night. 

I’m going to do my best to find every Bay Area show a Coachella act is playing. However, feel free to email [email protected] if I’ve missed any! Bookmark this page, because we will be adding shows as they get announced.  Confirmed Coachella performers are in italics.

Friday, April 6th

Haim, Lizzo at The Greek Theater, UC Berkeley

Saturday, April 7th

Chromeo, Phantoms at The Fox Theatre – Oakland

Elohim at Slim’s

Tuesday April 10th

Moses Sumney at The New Parish

Thursday April 12th

Miguel, SiR, Nonchalant Savant at The Greek Theater, UC Berkeley

Tom Misch at The Warfield

Alvvays, The Drums, Frankie Rose at The Fox Theatre – Oakland

Friday, April 13th

Ibeyi at The Fillmore

Vance Joy at The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley

Saturday, April 14th

Carpenter Brut at The Regency Ballroom

Kygo, Alan Walker at The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley

Sunday, April 15th

Ron Gallo, The Nude Party, Twen at The Independent

Jean-Michel Jarre at City National Civic

Kygo, Alan Walker at The Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley

Monday, April 16th

King Krule at The Fox Theater – Oakland

Tuesday, April 17th

Sigrid, CYN at The Independent

Jamiroquai at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Soulwax at The Regency Ballroom

Wednesday, April 18th

Petit Biscuit at The Fox Theater – Oakland

alt-j, The Neighbourhood at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Yaeji at Starline Social Club

A Perfect Circle at San Jose Civic Auditorium

Jungle at The Warfield

Thursday, April 19th

Yaeji at 1015 Folsom

Nile Rodgers & Chic, The English Beat at The Fox Theater – Oakland

Friday, April 20th

Fleet Foxes at The Greek Theater – UC Berkeley

Marian Hill, Michl at The Warfield

Joe Claussell, Peggy Gou, Axel Bouman, Non Compliant at Public Works

Saturday, April 21st

Maceo Plex, Shiny Object at The Great Northern

Giraffage at August Hall

Sunday, April 22nd

Monday, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 24th

Jorja Smith at The Regency Ballroom

Barclay Crenshaw at The Independent