Fauxchella 2016: The Bay Area Alternative to Coachella

Take 3 of these, and you've got the name of one of the big acts hitting Fauxchella this year (get it?)

Take 3 of these, and you’ve got the name of one of the big acts hitting Fauxchella this year (get it?)


A few years ago, two of our senior editors cooked up the best word to sum up the mass of concerts that the Bay Area is set upon by in the month of April: Fauxchella! What better word to describe the sudden influx of fully-booked schedules, sold-out shows and gigantic or long-lost bands, as they are on their way to (or from) the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival way down in Indio? Unlike the sprawling mass on the southern side of I-5, with its triple threat of Southern California sun, festival amenities, and a hundred thousand people each day, Fauxchella gives Bay Area natives a chance to stay home, pick and choose the acts they want to see, and do so in the comfort of well-loved clubs and other small venues; and, with Coachella now lasting TWO weekends, there are even more days available to be added to the Fauxchella calendar.

Fauxchella.com was picked up when we first coined the term in 2010, and we’ve kept things updated for each new April that approaches. Without further ado, Spinning Platters presents the 2016 Fauxchella lineup below! This page will be updated as new Fauxchella acts are announced. (Confirmed Coachella acts in bold.)

The 2016 Fauxchella Lineup

This year’s Fauxchella runs from Monday April 4 – Thursday April 28, with an extra show hitting in late May!

Wednesday April 6th

Monday April 11th


Wednesday April 13th

Thursday April 14th

Friday April 15th

Saturday April 16th

Sunday April 17th

Monday April 18th

Tuesday April 19th

Wednesday April 20th

Thursday April 21st

Friday April 22nd

Saturday April 23rd

Tuesday April 26th

Wednesday, April 27th


Wednesday May 25th







Please email [email protected] with any tips or updates!

Jonathan Pirro

Off-kilter multimedia enthusiast.

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