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A moody sky greets festivalgoers during the first day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

jimmy cliff

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Jimmy Cliff

Jimmy Cliff at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

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Coachella-goers

Festivalgoers crowd the barricade as they wait for their favorite acts to take the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

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James

Tim Booth of James makes his way to the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

m. ward

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M. Ward

M. Ward and his band backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

arctic monkeys

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The Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

mazzy star

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Mazzy Star

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

mark foster

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Mark Foster

Mark Foster of Foster the People at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

the black keys

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The Black Keys

Dan Auerbach greets the audience as The Black Keys take the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

hello seahorse!

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Hello Seahorse!

Hello Seahorse! at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

the rapture

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The Rapture

The Rapture at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

gary clark jr.

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Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. hangs backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

explosions in the sky

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Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

anthony m83

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M83

Anthony Gonzalez of M83 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

madness

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Madness

Madness poses backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

atari teenage riot

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Atari Teenage Riot

Atari Teenage Riot backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

the black angels

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The Black Angels

The Black Angels pose backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 13th, 2012.

the shins

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The Shins

The Shins at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

she wants revenge

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She Wants Revenge

Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

jessie tyler ferguson

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Jessie Tyler Ferguson

Jessie Tyler Ferguson at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

grace potter

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals outside of their trailer at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

noel gallagher

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Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher hangs out backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

grouplove

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Grouplove

Grouplove rides in a golfcart backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

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Kasabian

Kasabian at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

dragonette

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Dragonette

Dragonette backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

usher and david guetta

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Usher and David Guetta

Usher and David Guetta backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

tune-yards

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Tune-Yards

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

the horrors

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The Horrors

The Horrors at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

childish gambino

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Childish Gambino

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

big pink

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The Big Pink

The Big Pink at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

amon tobin

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Amon Tobin

Amon Tobin at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

the head and the heart

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The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

we were promised jetpacks

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We Were Promised Jetpacks

We Were Promised Jetpacks at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

manchester orchestra

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Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

thunder cat

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Thunder Cat

Thunder Cat backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

flying lotus

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Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus backstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

kaiser chiefs

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Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

david hasselhoff

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David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

david guetta

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David Guetta

David Guetta gets ready to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

pete yorn

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Pete Yorn

Pete Yorn at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

awolnation

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Awolnation

Awolnation at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

destructo

Destructo

Gary Richards aka Destructo at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

vaccines

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The Vaccines

The Vaccines at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

girl talk

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Girl Talk

Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

fitz and the tantrums

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Fitz

Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 14th, 2012.

sleeper agent

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Sleeper Agent

Sleeper Agent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15th, 2012.

airplane boys

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The Airplane Boys

The Airplane Boys at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15th, 2012.

metronomy

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Metronomy

Metronomy at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on April 15th, 2012.