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Here is what critics are saying after Gogol Bordello’s electrifying set on the main stage at Coachella…


“I decided that Gogol Bordello are the world’s most perfect festival band!”
-Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly

“They came, they saw, they conquered. Would we expect anything less?”
-Adrienne Lake, Arizona Daily Star

This hodgepodge of ethnicities and their infectious energy won over
the festival from the main stage. … Eugene Hutz and his acoustic
guitar slapping (think Les Claypool’s hands, but on a six-string) and
waving arms summoned the crowd– which quadrupled in size by the set’s
fourth song. Festivalgoers were literally running toward the stage.

“…memorable performances of the day came from gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello,
which didn’t stop moving the crowd throughout its set on the main stage.”
-Mitchell Peters, Billboard

“Gogol Bordello mashed punk energy with Eastern European modes for a set
that received the wildest reception of any show I saw. Gogol Bordello’s
leader Eugene Hütz introduced one song as “about the lost art of
celebration.” Not at Coachella when inspired lunacy takes over.”
-Jim Fusilli, Wall Street Journal

“Gogol Bordello celebrates sensuality in both words and raucous, joyful
internationalist dance rock — head music took over much of the festival.”
-Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times

“Eugene Hutz easily ranks among the most colorful characters to ever grace
this particular stage.”
-Ben Wener, Orange County Register

“Gogol Bordello’s brand of gypsy funk – featuring violins, accordions and
much more – was a huge success on the Coachella stage during Sunday’s midday
-Wes Woods, The Daily Bulletin

“Rollicking, rambunctious and a ton of fun, Gogol Bordello’s set was one of
the highlights of the festival.”
-Chris Carle and Todd Gilchrist, IGN Entertainment