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Coachella 2013

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This weekend, the first part of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival took place in Indio, California. Thousands of music fans gathered to hear performances by artists at six main stages, including Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grimes, Rodriguez, Major Lazer, Sigur Ros, and The Lumineers. A sandstorm that hit late on the final day did little to dampen the crowd's enthusiasm, as the Red Hot Chili Peppers played through their headline performance. The festival wraps up next weekend, April 19 through 21. [40 photos]

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Moby performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 13, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
Moby performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 13, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
Concert-goers are sprayed with water to cool off during the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, on April 12, 2013. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) #
The Lumineers perform on day 3 of Coachella weekend 1, on April 14, 2013. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP) #
One of the crowds during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Festival, on April 14, 2013. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musicians Mike Ness (left) and Jonny '2 Bags' Wickersham of the band Social Distortion perform day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Concert-goer Bella Boom Box, during the performance by hip hop artist 2 Chainz during Coachella 2013, on April 13, 2013. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) #
The sky above the Empire Polo Club, during Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella) #
After sunset, at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, on April 13, 2013. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Music fans arrive at Coachella 2013, on April 12, 2013. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images) #
Musician Lisa Gerrard of Dead Can Dance performs onstage during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Concert-goers take photos and video of a Phoenix performance during day 2 of Coachella 2013, on April 13, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Guests attend Pretty Lights during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, on April 14, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musicians Mariqueen Maandig Reznor and Trent Reznor of How to Destroy Angels perform during day 1 of Coachella 2013. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella) #
DJ Paul Oakenfold, onstage during day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Guests attend Excision presents the Executioner performance during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Excision presents the Executioner performs during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)> #
Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, during day 1 of Coachella 2013, in Indio, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Pretty Lights performs on day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California (Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP) #
Dinosaur sculpture, on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club, during the 2013 Coachella Music & Arts Festival. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musicians Ian MacKaye and Flea, backstage during day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
A concert-goer wearing a costume kisses his friend during Coachella 2013, on April 12, 2013. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) #
Concert-goers on day 3 of the Coachella 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Papa Emeritus II (in skull mask) and the Nameless Ghouls of the band Ghost B.C., backstage during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musician Grimes performs during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, on April 14, 2013. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Janelle Monae, carried by the crowd during a performance at Coachella 2013, on April 13, 2013. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Rodriguez performs on day 3 of weekend 1 of Coachella 2013. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP) #
Guests attend day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, on April 12, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musician J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., onstage during day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
The sun sets on day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Tame Impala performs at Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Zach Cordner/Invision/AP) #
Day 3 of weekend 1 at Coachella 2013. (Zach Cordner/Invision/AP) #
Guests enjoy a performance on day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Musician Jon Por Birgisson of the band Sigur Ros, onstage during day 2 of Coachella 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan performs during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013. (Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Music fans attend day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, on April 12, 2013. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) #
Part of the light show during the performance of Pretty Lights on day 3 of Coachella 2013. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) #
The xx performs on day 2 of weekend 1 of Coachella 2013, on April 13, 2013. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP) #
Major Lazer rides on the crowd during weekend 1 of Coachella 2013, on April 13, 2013. (Alexandra Wyman/Invision/AP) #
Michael "Flea" Balzary of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during day 3 of Coachella 2013, on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella) #

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