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April 23, 2012

Coachella 2012

Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival, held over the past two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill to perform on both weekends. One of the highlights of this year’s festival was an appearance of the late rapper Tupac Shakur via a hologram projection during a performance by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. -- Lloyd Young (25 photos total)

Singer Jarvis Cocker of Pulp performs onstage during day 1 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 13 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Coachella music fans dance as DJ Girl Talk (aka Gregg Michael Gillis) performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) #

Singer Hope Sandoval of the band Mazzy Star performs during Day 1. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) #

Pelle Almqvist of Swedish band The Hives performs during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

People dance at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif on April 15. The Coachella festival, which commenced in 1999 on the desert lawns of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., has grown from 25,000 attendees overall to 75,000 people a day, and has become an important platform for alternative rock, rave and electronic music acts. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

Festival goers carry their inflatable mattress to their campsite in the car camping zone of the 2012 event. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) #

People pose for a photograph as they celebrate getting through the entrance gates of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif on April 13. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

A festival goer wears a mask of Britain's Queen Elizabeth during British performer Noel Gallagher's set on the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

Singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr. performs during the first weekend of the 2012 festival. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

Grouplove performs at the Mojave Tent during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. (Omar Ornelas/The Desert Sun via Associated Press) #

Cedric Bixler-Zavala (front) stands on the bass drum as he performs with At The Drive-In at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

Kaskade performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 14. (Mark Davis/Getty Images) #

Musician Johanna Soderberg of First Aid Kit performs during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) #

A group of fans adorned with glow sticks from Inglewood hang out near a large crane costumed like a giant flower at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 20. (Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun via Associated Press) #

Lights crisscross the sky over the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif on April 14. The Coachella festival, which commenced in 1999 on the desert lawns of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., has grown from 25,000 attendees overall to 75,000 people a day, and has become an important platform for alternative rock, rave and electronic music acts. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

Coachella music fans watch The Weeknd perform during Day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15. (Harrison/Getty Images) #

People dance under water sprayed from hoses at the Do Lab during the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

People cool off in the Do Lab spray during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 20 in Indio Calif. (Michael Snyder/The Desert Sun via Associated Press) #

Alex Smith-Jones (right) gives his girlfriend Taylor Jacobs a kiss during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts on April 14. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

Dr. Dre performs at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. The Coachella festival, which commenced in 1999 on the desert lawns of the Empire Polo Club has grown from 25,000 attendees overall to 75,000 people a day, and has become an important platform for alternative rock, rave and electronic music acts. (David Mcnew/Reuters) #

DJ AVICII performs onstage at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival held at The Empire Polo Field on April 15. (Mark Davis/Getty Images) #

Snoop Dogg smokes onstage during his headlining performance wiith Dr. Dre on the first weekend of the festival. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

Tom Meighan (right) and Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian perform during the first weekend of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 14. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press) #

Rapper Snoop Dogg (left) and a hologram of deceased Tupac Shakur perform onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images) #

Singer Pelle Almqvist of The Hives performs onstage during day 3 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 15 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) #



 
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