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Coachella 2012: Fans Report in on the Music at the Fest’s First Weekend

The biggest acts performed in the coolest desert, and you were there

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Coachella’s 12th year began Friday in the desert oasis of Indio, California with the first of two weekends full of live music that included performances from Radiohead, Pulp, Bon Iver, Jeff Magnum, Santigold, the Weeknd, Azealia Banks and many more.

We’ve got a recap of the first weekend, beginning on Friday and going through to the closing performance from Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (with a special guest in the form of a Tupac hologram) on Sunday night…




The Givers
The Givers – Neel ‏(@VoiceOfNeel)




Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff – Kate Kolenda (@modern_blonde)











Neon Indian
Neon Indian – intransfer (@intransferful)










Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird – Joanna Chiang (@thejojotimes)






Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino – Jessica Rodriguez‏ (@jessinomy)



Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks – William Harryman‏ (@wharryman)


Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Michael Parra‏ (@GameOverParra)




Feist – Jennifer Kajioka‏ (@jikajioka)






Thom Yorke
Radiohead – Irina Liakh‏ (@irina_liakh)




Fitz and The Tantrums
Fitz and The Tantrums – Dat Girl (@ayetalian)


First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit – Mike‏ (@MIKEYCONTRERAS)



Backstage for Santigold
“Backstage at santogolds set.” – Shotgun Joe (@corbinisorganic)





Hives ninjas
“Oh did I mention NINJAS on stage…” – Michael Parra (@gameoverparra)


The Weeknd
The Weeknd – dom (@dom_overdose)



“Thundercat on six string bass” – Randall Roberts (@LilEdit)


“Beirut is making me melt. Or maybe it’s the crush of people surrounding me.” – CHELSEA (@CHELSEAinLA)



DJ Shadow and Zach de la Rocha
“DJ Shadow and surprise appearance by Zack de la Rocha!” – Carr (@CarrEnriquez)



Rihanna guests at Calvin Harris' set
Rihanna joins Calvis Harris onstage – Kelly McDonnell (@KellyMcDonnell)




Girl Talk ends
“The end of Girl Talk” – Jorge d’Argence (@motoridersd)




Dr. Dre and Tupac
Dr. Dre and Tupac’s hologram – Ben Lagpacan (@IslandIdeology)


Tupac @ Coachella
Tupac’s hologram – Jose Aaliyan‏ (@ThisGoonisHOT)


The Black Keys Unleash a Blues Riot at Coachella
Swedish House Mafia on Their Pyro-Heavy Coachella Set
Jimmy Cliff Finds a New Generation of Fans at Coachella
Live Photos From Coachella 2012 Weekend One
Behind the Scenes at Coachella 2012
Radiohead Bring the Rhythm to Epic Coachella Set
Miike Snow Reveal the Secret to Making Audiences Go Crazy
St. Vincent, David Byrne Album Collaboration Due in the Fall
Noel Gallagher on Headlining Coachella 10 Years After Oasis
Live Photos From Coachella 2012 Weekend One
Behind the Scenes at Coachella 2012

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