The hype of 2008 Coachella Arts and Music Festival is nearing its end for the annual event is winding its third day on Sunday, April 27. Actor Sean Penn appeared on the stage, opening the last day with an invitation for youths to participate actively in their political stance. Penn, who openly criticize current U.S. President, Bush, gave a speech stating that all three presidential candidates are no big use in the fight against Iraq war but the youth's moves will probably make a difference.
Penn's 10-minutes speech was a few minutes away from the first act to play on the third day, My Morning Jacket and few hours after Prince's lauded performance. The 'purple' singer was made the headliner of the second day and he among his sets, covered Radiohead's "Creep" and The Beatles' "Come Together". A day before that, Jack Johnson led the crowd with his sultry music accompanied by the likes of Serj Tankian, The Raconteurs, Tegan and Sara and Goldfrapp.
After Morning, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd is expected to close the festival this year with his set that reportedly includes "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety. Others to take the stage before him are Simian Mobile Disco, Justice, Duffy and many more. The last day is slightly cooler with the temperature reported by National Weather Service as decreasing to 97 degrees after two days prior peaking at 101.
This year the festival is held over a three days-course as usual, starting from Friday, April 25. The ninth annual festival presented more than 120 acts and drew more than 150,000 people on the first day.
Prince performing "Creep":