If nothing else, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is proving that he's got the indie rock vote sewn up. On the heels of Wednesday night's massive rally in New York's Washington Square Park headlined by Vampire Weekend, comes news of the Berniechella Block Party. The two-day festival slated to take place before the second weekend of Coachella (April 21-22) in Old Town Coachella, will feature Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros singer Alex Ebert, Ozomatli, Grupo La Meta, Rodrigo Amarante, Moses Summey, Venus & the Moon as well as DJ sets from actress Zoe Kravitz and artist Shepard Fairey.
The free event will also have beer gardens, food trucks live art and installations and is expected to draw up to 3,000 people. "It’s a party of people who are in support of a particular candidate," event organizer Tizoc DeAztlan told the Desert Sun. DeAztlan said he's reached out to the Sanders campaign and hopes the candidate shows up, but the Democratic nominee has not yet responded.