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

LCD Soundsytem performs at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

James Murphy, lead singer for the American rock band LCD Soundsystem, performs at  Coachella.

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Kasey McArthur, center left, and Jake Tabrowsai, center right, both from San Diego, rest among friends inside the DoLaB tent at the Coachella. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee performs on the Sahara stage at Coachella.

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Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee performs on the Sahara stage at Coachella.

 

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Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee performs on the Sahara stage at Coachella.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jimmy performs on the Sahara stage at Coachella.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

People dance to electronic music in a room at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Music fans are awash in points of light as British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at  Coachella.

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The artist Dela works on a piece at the DoLaB tent at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

It’s dance time at the DoLaB tent at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

People listen to electronic music in a dance room at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Performers at the DoLaB at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

DJ Mustard at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Kiesza performs a song with Jack U at the beginning of their show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Jack U performs at Coachella on Friday night.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Fans watch Jack U perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Kiesza performs a song with Jack U at the beginning of their show at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Underworld’s Karl Hyde on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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Savages singer Jehnny Beth, left, and drummer Fay Milton, right, on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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Savages singer Jehnny Beth onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Savages bassist Ayse Hassan onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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An Underworld stagehand holds a bank of red light during the band’s show at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A security guard keeps watch as Underworld performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Underworld’s Karl Hyde onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Fans enjoy Underworld’s Karl Hyde onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Savages singer Jehnny Beth wades into the crowd at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Face painting at Coachella Arts Festival.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Dusk settles in on the first day of Coachella 2016.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Sufjan Stevens performs at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Face paint at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Sufjan Stevens performs at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Sufjan Stevens, center, performs at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Alison Mosshart of the Kills battles strong winds on day one of Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

A woman dances with a lighted spinning umbrella during a performance by British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A line of people snakes into a beer garden at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Benjamin Plant of the Australian indie rock band Miami Horror peforms at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The theater group Bijoulette Airlines performs on the grounds of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.

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Naomi Diaz on stage. 

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Fans enjoy Mavis Staples on the Gobi stage at the Coachella on April 15, 2016.

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Lisa-Kainde Diaz, a member of the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, performs. 

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Smoke surrounds John Famiglietti of the L.A. band HEALTH.

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Coachella attendees on April 15, 2016.

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A young woman dances as 2manydjs is on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

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HEALTH guitarist Benjamin Jared Miller. 

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A festival-goer is reflected in Phillip K. Smith III’s “Portals." 

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Coachella gate security includes bag checks, metal detectors and a pat-down.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Music fans view an art installation on the festival grounds. 

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“Tower of Twelve Stories,” an art exhibit at Coachella.

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Decorative garbage cans at the festival.  

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Gallant spills a bottle of water onstage April 15 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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Gallant onstage April 15 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

2manydjs on stage April 15 at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

DJ Mustard at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

A fan with a mohawk at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on April 15, 2016.

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A festival worker keeps an eye on the crowd at the DoLaB tent at Coachella.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Fans relax before Mavis Staples takes the Gobi stage at Coachella on April 15, 2016.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Mavis Staples and guitarist Rick Holmstrom jam on the Gobi stage at Coachella on April 15, 2016.

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Mavis Staples on the Gobi stage at Coachella on April 15, 2016.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Mavis Staples on the Gobi stage at Coachella on April 15, 2016.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Larger-than-life lamps grace the lawn at Coachella 2016 in Indio, Calif.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

“Katrina Chairs,” by Cuban artist Alexandra Arrechea, on display at Coachella.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

An art installation, Spanish for “Kiss Me a Lot,” at Coachella 2016.

 (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)

Julie Romero, 21, left, and Adriana Hines, 18, of Yermo, Calif., pose for a photo inside “Portals,” an art installation by Phillip K Smith III, on display at Coachella.

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