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How You Can Actually DJ at Coachella This Year

February 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM | by | ()

We’ve already told you how to get tickets to Coachella, but what if you want to perform at this year’s fest?

If you want to DJ at Coachella this year, all you have to do is get together a dozen friends who are willing to run on a hamster wheel in the scorching heat for 30 minutes. The eco-educational nonprofit organization Global Inheritance, that combines art, fun, and play to promote environmental issues, is sponsoring the Sweat Shop, an initiative that gives DJs a chance to spin while their friends ride bikes, turn hand cranks, and run on hamster wheels to power their equipment.

If you think you (and your friends) have what it takes to spin at Coachella, email sweatshopMIXER@globalinheritance.org with your website for consideration. If you’re chosen, you’ll need to send them a $50 deposit that you will get back if your friends can manage to keep your turntables spinning for 30 minutes.

They're also looking for artists who can help out in the greening of Coachella by redesigning the 96-gallon recycling bins for Global Inheritance’s getTRASHED program. The idea is, they are going to make the bins so eye catching that people will just have to use them. If you're interested in designing a bin, email coachella@globalinheritance.org with a link to your artwork. After the festival, the redesigned bins will remain on display (and in use) at southern California schools to inspire a whole new generation of hipster recyclers.

Coachella's headliners this year include Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz. The annual music festival takes place April 16-18th near Indio in southern California.

Related Stories:
· Coachella [Official Site]
· Spin A Set At Coachella [Mother Nature Network]
· Green Travel Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Coachella]

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