Coachella 2013 Day 2: Phoenix, R. Kelly, Postal Service, and xx Make Appearances

The second day of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., was a surprise-filled jam-packed day with 65 bands taking the stage covering a wide variety of genres including French indie-rock, Atlanta hip-hop, and British post-punk. Here are some of the most notable performances:

1 & 2. Phoenix and R. Kelly

The French robots and Daft Punk rumors did not overshadow the biggest surprise of the day when Robert (R.) Kelly joined headliners Phoenix after their already scintillating set. Phoenix and R. Kelly's rendition of "Ignition" is, obviously, sublime.


3. The Postal Service

Reuniting for their 10-year-anniversary, Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello performed for the first time since their split after their 2003 album Give Up, and brought some friends like Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis along. Their classic "Such Great Heights" initiated the biggest sing-along of the Festival so far. Hinting at the band's potential to disband forever after this tour, Gibbard signed off humbly as always , "Thank you for watching us play ... We might see you again, we might not."


4. & 5. The xx and Solange Knowles

Another surprise performance involved the British trio the xx and Solange Knowles, who joined them onstage to perform "Locked in Closets," produced by band member Oliver Sims. 


 

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