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Coachella 2012

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This weekend, the first part of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place in Indio, California. More than 225,000 people gathered to hear performances by more than 140 artists including Radiohead, Bon Iver, Gotye, The Hives, and Florence and the Machine. A lifelike projection of the late rapper Tupac Shakur even took the stage last night during the closing act with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. The festival wraps up next weekend, April 20 through 22. [33 photos]

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Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp, in silhouette, performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on April 13, 2012, in Indio, California. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Jarvis Cocker of the British band Pulp, in silhouette, performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on April 13, 2012, in Indio, California. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
A view from the Ferris wheel at the 2012 Coachella Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 13, 2012 in Indio, California. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Festival goers run toward the main stage to catch the beginning of Kendrick Lamar's set during the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
An art installation hangs over the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2012, part of Coachella 2012. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
A Coachella music fan dances during Day 3 of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Erika M. Anderson of the band EMA performs onstage at Coachella 2012, on April 13, 2012. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Guests attend Black Lips performance during Day 2 of Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Hannah Hooper (left) performs with Grouplove at Coachella 2012, on April 13, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Pelle Almqvist of Swedish band The Hives performs during the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Music fans watch DJ AVICII perform onstage at Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Singer Chas Smash (aka Cathal Smyth) of the band Madness performs during Day 1 of Coachella 2012, on April 13, 2012. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
DJ AVICII performs at Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
DJ David Guetta, onstage at Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Lights crisscross the sky over the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on April 14, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Musician Grace Potter of the band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Audience members at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, on April 14, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
People dance under water sprayed from hoses at the Do Lab at Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
A couple dances as they are hosed with water at the Do Lab during the Coachella Festival, on April 13, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Music fans dance during Day 3 of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012.. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Rapper Azealia Banks performs during the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Australian artist Gotye performs during the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, during the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Band founder Justin Vernon performs with Bon Iver at Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Musician Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze performs during Day 2 of Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Singer Rihanna gives a performance at Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
DJ Girl Talk (aka Gregg Michael Gillis) performs during Day 3 of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Lights surround DJ Calvin Harris as he performs at Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Fans watch rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform during day 3 of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Radiohead performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, on April 14, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Thom Yorke, right, and Ed O'Brien of Radiohead perform during the band's headlining set on the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Snoop Dogg smokes onstage during his headlining performance with Dr. Dre on the first weekend of Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) #
Rapper Dr. Dre performs at Coachella 2012, on April 15, 2012. (Reuters/David McNew) #
Snoop Dogg performs with a holographic image of Tupac Shakur during the closing act of the first weekend of Coachella 2012 in Indio, California, on April 15, 2012. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) #

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