Fauxchella 2017: The Bay Area Alternative to Coachella

Returning to the Bay Area, as well as Coachella!

Returning to the Bay Area, as well as Coachella!

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 2017 Fauxchella lineup below!

This page will be updated as new Fauxchella acts are announced. (Confirmed Coachella acts in bold.)

The 2017 Fauxchella Lineup

This year’s Fauxchella runs from Friday April 07 – Wednesday April 26.


Friday April 7th

Saturday April 8th

Wednesday April 12th

Thursday April 13th

Friday April 14th

Saturday April 15th

Sunday April 16th

Monday April 17th

Tuesday April 18th

Wednesday April 19th

Thursday April 20th

Friday April 21st

Monday April 24th

Tuesday April 25th

Wednesday April 26th


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

Jonathan Pirro

Off-kilter multimedia enthusiast.

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