INDIO -- The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival closed its final night Sunday with smoking hot temperatures nearing triple digits and crowds that appeared as big as ever.
The Cure, Public Enemy and Roni Size Reprazent closed this year's music fest, which organizers said was expected to be the third best attended in its ten year history.
Attendance figures were expected to be around 150,000. Exact figures were not immediately available.
Saturday night featured performances by big names like M.I.A. -- who filled in for Amy Winehouse -- and the Killers.
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and collaborator DJ AM, both of whom survived a fiery jet crash in South Carolina in September of last year, drew crowds in the festival's Sahara Tent.
Other daytime performers Saturday included Bo Mould and Henry Rollins, Silver Sun Pickups, Airborne Toxic Event and M. Ward.
Police say they made 69 arrests for drug-and-alcohol-related offenses over the course of the event.
Eighteen people were taken to hospitals, most for heat- and drug-related problems.
Musicians did their best to keep crowds hydrated in the desert sun. Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco and others tossed bottles of water off stage.
On Saturday night, paramedics successfully resuscitated one person who had stopped breathing, Riverside County Fire Battalion Chief Justin McGough said.
The three-day music festival boasted more than 100 bands on two stages and in three tents.
Tickets for a single-day pass were $120 at the gate and $269 for all three days.
Paul McCartney closed the first night of the festival Friday with a 2 1/2 hour set that featured both recent songs and Beatles hits.
It was McCartney's first appearance at a U.S. festival as a solo artist.
The first day of the festival also saw performances from Morrissey, Leonard Cohen, the Hold Steady, Franz Ferdinand and the Ting Tings.
The festival drew a number of young Hollywood stars, including Anne Hathaway, "Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Dunst, and Chloe Sevigny.
Also in attendance were Reese Witherspoon and beau Jake Gyllenhaal and Paris Hilton.
Coachella's Closing Night Features Hot Bands, Even Hotter Temps
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