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Rolling Stone Rock Room Returns to Coachella

Drop by for a pool party, DJs, live interviews and more

April 19, 2012 1:43 PM ET

The Rolling Stone Rock Room will return to the Riviera in Palm Springs, California to celebrate the second weekend of Coachella. Hosted at the hotel resort between Friday, April 20th and Sunday, April 22nd, it will feature live DJ sets, pool parties and interviews with artists by Rolling Stone editors. There will also be live art exhibitions, a fashion pop-up shop and a BBQ spread.

Here is the schedule for the parties, though plans are subject to change:

Friday, April 20th, 12:00-4:00 p.m
Icona Pop and surprise guests

Saturday, April 21th, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
#Been#Trill, Haim and Cosmic Kids

Sunday, April 22nd, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Incredibly special surprise guest and friends

Festivalgoers can RSVP to rsrsvp@rollingstone.com. Entry is first come first served and RSVP does not guarantee entry.

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