Coachella: Day One
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2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival: Day One

Coachella: Day One

Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the festival.

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Coachella: Day One

Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at the three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

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Coachella: Day One

Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Coachella.

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Coachella: Day One

Thom Yorke and Radiohead perform on the Coachella Stage.

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Coachella: Day One

Thom Yorke and Radiohead perform on the Coachella Stage.

 

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Coachella: Day One

Travis Scott onstage at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

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Coachella: Day One

Travis Scott, right, reaches out to a fan onstage at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

 

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Coachella: Day One

Travis Scott onstage at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

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Coachella: Day One

Travis Scott onstage at Coachella.

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Coachella: Day One

A stage hand, lower right, is ready to pull back a curtain for Travis Scott’s set at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

 

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A festival goer watches from a tree as Travis Scott performs at Coachella.

 

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Festival goers pass the art project “Is this what brings things into focus?” by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan. 

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The Australian electronic music group the Avalanches performs on the Mojave Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Dusk descends on a crowd waiting for a performance by Father John Misty on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Father John Misty performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Father John Misty performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Romy Medley Croft, singer and guitarist for the English rock band the XX, performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Oliver Sim of the xx performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio last Friday.

Oliver Sim, bassist for the English rock band the XX, performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The xx performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio last Friday.

English rock band the XX performs on the Coachella Stage on day one of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Lexi Tuitan, 22, right, and sister Pia Tuitan, 20, of Manila take photos at the art installation ‘Lamp Beside the Golden Door’ at Coachella on Friday.

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Broods’ lead vocalist Georgia Nott onstage at Coachella on Friday.

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Festival-goers pose for photos against the ‘Is this what brings things into focus?’ art installation at Coachella on Friday.

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Banks performs at Coachella on Friday.

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Rapper Mac Miller onstage at Coachella on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Coachella-goers dance inside the Yuma tent on Day One of the festival Friday.

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Lauren C., 28, of Temecula spins an LED light inside the Yuma tent at Coachella on Friday.

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Francis Farewell Starlite leads Francis and the Lights at Coachella on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Francis Farewell Starlite leads Francis and the Lights at Coachella on Friday.

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Tacocat vocalist Emily Nokes performs onstage at Coachella on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Coachella-goers relax against the ‘Is this what brings things into focus?’ art installation as the sun goes down on Day One on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Francis Farewell Starlite leads Francis and the Lights onstage Friday.

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Coachella-goers ride the new air-conditioned ferris wheel at the first day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday.

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Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller performs on Friday.

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Coachella attendees dance as rapper Mac Miller performs Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

A Coachella attendee dances as rapper Mac Miller performs Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Coachella attendees groove as rapper Mac Miller performs Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Rapper Mac Miller helps to kick off the Coachella festival weekend on Friday.

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Coachella: Day One

Coachella fans dance as rapper Mac Miller jams on Friday.

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Joalicia Hardy, center, and Britni Calaway, right, of New Jersey dance as the three-day Coachella festival begins Friday.

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Raury performs on the Gobi Stage.

 

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Sampha at Coachella.

British singer-songwriter Sampha Sisay performs on the Mojave stage.

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Canadian indie rocker Mac DeMarco  on the Outdoor stage.

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Atlanta singer-songwriter Raury on the Gobi stage.

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Coachella: Day One

Atlanta singer-songwriter Raury.

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Joseph Motuga works security detail at the Outdoor stage.

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The crowd dances at the Do Lab on Friday, the first day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

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Coachella attendee Brandon Behne, 24, sports a glitter beard during the first weekend of the three-day festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

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Stormzy performs at the Outdoor Stage on Friday at Coachella.

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Fans take in Stormzy on the Outdoor Stage at Coachella on Friday.

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A glitter-flecked fan watches Stormzy perform at the Outdoor Stage on Friday at Coachella.

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Festivalgoers check out the art in Chiaozza Garden on Friday at Coachella.

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The Chiaozza Garden at Coachella Music makes a prime place for picture-taking.

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Coachella: Day One

A crowd dances at the Do Lab on Friday at Coachella.

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Coachella: Day One

The crowd at the Do Lab gets hosed down on Day One of Coachella.

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Festivalgoers walk through the artwork “Is This What Brings Things Into Focus” by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan on Friday at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Barbara Huynh of San Jose takes a selfie while atop the shoulders of Anthony Seto of Los Angeles on Friday at Coachella.

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Brianna Bender of San Diego, 22, smiles as she sees herself reflected in “The Lamp Beside the Golden Door” art installation by Gustavo Prado on Day One of Coachella.

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Festivalgoers are reflected on a piece of mirror art called “The Lamp Beside the Golden Door” by Gustavo Prado on Friday at Coachella.

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Berlin Murphy, 24, rides the Energy FACTory seesaw to create electricity to charge her phone on Day One of Coachella.

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