even Before it began, the festival, Coachella is already mourning. The construction of a stage has turned to the drama. In question, Christopher Griffin has made a fatal fall from a scaffold of 18 metres during the preparations for the famous event in California. He fell about 20 metres from the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Saturday, April 6. Aged 49 years and a native of San Diego, he worked for Coachella for the past 20 years.

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The sponsor Goldenvoice has confirmed the drama in a press release: “today, we lost a colleague, a friend, a member of our family. It is with a heavy heart and great difficulty that we confirm his death. It was part of our team for twenty years. He worked hard, was very much appreciated and took care of his team. As a crane operator, master, we owe him a countless number of live shows are incredible that have taken place during our festival. He will greatly miss us.”

The police department california’s Indio investigation into the death. It is for the moment difficult to say if the worker was equipped with a safety harness during his intervention. This is the second death in the twenty-year history of Coachella. In 2014, a festival was found dead after a drug overdose.

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unmissable event of the spring in the United States, from 12 to 14 and from 19 to 21 April in Indio, California, the festival draws many stars. Ariana Grande, the australian group Tame Impala and rapper Childish Gambino, who has announced to make the last tour of his career, are part of the artists the most anticipated of this edition 2019. Solange, Billie Eilish, Aphex Twin, Blood Orange, Rosalía, DJ Snake, Kid Cudi, Maggie Rogers, Khalid and autresseront on stage as soon as Friday.

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Kanye West preached his good word and will celebrate Easter with a mass. Virgil Abloh, the creative director of collections for men, Louis Vuitton and founder of the brand Off White will be behind the decks, just as Idris Elba, known for his role in the series the English Luther . The French touch is also exports in the festival, with Chris, Jain, or Charlotte Gainsbourg.