20 Years of Coachella
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20 Years of the Coachella Music Festival

20 Years of Coachella
Lorde onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2017. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
St. Vincent performs at Coachella during Week 2, 2018. (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Last chance for festival-goers to walk through Spectra on the final night of Coachella in 2018. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Ibeyi performs on the Gobi stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival during Weekend 2, 2018. (Maria Alejandra Cardona / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Chris Wagganer, a crew member with the balloon chain, is photographed at Coachella, 2018. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Kendrick Lamar onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2017. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Lady Gaga onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival , 2017. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Fans wait for Travis Scott to take the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2017. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2017. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Fans hold up Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez as he wades into the crowd at the Sahara Stage, 2017. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Killer Mike, left and El-P, who form the rap duo Run the Jewels, perform during Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2016. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A mask of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was held above the crowd during the performance of rap duo Run the Jewels, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 23, 2016. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Clarissa Swikard, 18, from San Diego, sports jewels and a flower crown on Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, 2016. (Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Lead guitarist Slash (with singer Axl Rose behind him) and their band Guns N Roses onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2016. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
FKA Twigs performs in the Gobi Tent during Week 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2015. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Music fans sit on the littered ground in disbelief at the abrupt ending to Drake’s performance, 2015. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A music fan flings her hair to the beats of EDM music during Week 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2015. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Jimmy Arwood, center and other Coachella festival goers participate in a snowball fight, one of the many activities on the camp site during Week 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2015. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
As Arcade Fire opened their Coachella Stage closing performance Sunday night, a pair resembling Grammy-winning duo, “Daft Punk,” appeared and played a mellow version of “Get Lucky,” only to be relieved of their stage duty by Fire’s lead singer, Win Butler, April 20, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Arcade Fire performs as the closing act on the Coachella Stage, on the third and final day of the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Lana Del Rey performs at the Outdoor Theatre, on the third and final day of the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
The Sahara tent was packed for the performance of Showtek, a brother DJ team of Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, on the third and final day of the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Chainz is seen after his performance on day two of the second week of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2013. (Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Sarah Weston, 28, from Venice, attending her first festival, 2013. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A double exposure of Jan Kemper, 33, from Berlin, Germany, enjoying some down time in front of the main Coachella Stage, with some palm trees during the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2013. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Damon Albarn and his band Blur close the day on the Coachella Stage on day one, of the second week, of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2013. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Aysha Quioz, 21, from left, Elizabeth Duran, 20 and Hayley Ferrano, 20, all from Riverside attending their first festival, pose for the Faces of Coachella gallery, on the first day of week two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2012. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Radiohead performs on the second night of the second week of the Coachella Music Festival, 2012. (Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
David Guetta performed his DJ set in the Sahara tent on the second day of week two of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2012. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Snoop Dogg pauses to unwrap a blunt during his performance with Dr.Dre on the third night of the Coachella Music Festival, 2012. (Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Jessica Mitchell dances to the beat of David Starfire in the Do Lab on the third day of the Coachella Music Festival, 2012. (Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A group of festivalgoers chill out at an onsite campground Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Kanye West and dancers perform, 2011. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Concert goers are pulled from the crowd by security officers after being packed in dangerously tight as Death from Above 1979 perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2011. (Brian Van Der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
British artist M.I.A performs at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2009. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Sierra Hornung, 21, of San Diego beats the heat under the water sprinklers at the Do Lab stage Friday, 2009. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Sir Paul McCartney performs as the headliner of the Main Stage at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, 2009. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Mark Ronson performs at the 9th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, 2008. (Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Prince performs at Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, 2009. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Lead singer Sharon Jones of the Dap Kings performs at Coachella, 2009. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Kestrin Pantera dancing to a live DJ aboard a special Amtrak charter, the Coachella Express, someplace between Los Angeles and Indio, April 24,2008. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Richard Parry performs with his band The Arcade Fire, April 28, 2007. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A fan is pulled from the crowd during the Arcade Fire performance, 2007. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Rage Against The Machine’s , Zack de la Rocha, center, performs during finale of the 8th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Sunday, April 29, 2007. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Paul Banks, lead singer, lyricist and guitarist of the New York City based band Interpol, during first day of 8th annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Friday, April 27, 2007. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Tony Lynch, 24, of Albany, New York cools off behind a water truck after setting up his campsite, Thursday April 26, 2007. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Madonna performing Sunday at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 30 2006. Madonna’s’ firstÐever festival appearance. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Kanye West at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on the main stage during performance Saturday April 29 2006. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
French duo Daft Punk performs at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Saturday night, April 29 2006. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A guard passes water to a thirsty fan waiting for Coldplay to perform during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2005. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Singer Chris Martin of Coldplay performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2005. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Bassist Peter Hook of New Order performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2005 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Flashes of lightning generated by artist Syd Klina hover above the crowd after the sun sets at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Sunday, May 2, 2004. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs on Day 1 of Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Saturday, May 1, 2004. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A security guard splashes a bucket of temporary relief to sweltering Radiohead fans at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Saturday, May 1, 2004. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs Sunday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2003. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Bjork performs on the Coachella Stage, 2002. (Kevin P. Casey / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
People on stilts make their way to the front of the main stage, April 28, 2001. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction performs, April 28, 2001. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo performs at Coachella, April 28, 2001. (Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
A fan gets passed over heads as crowds packed the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, 1999. (GF´Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Morissey performs at Coachella on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999. (LS´Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
20 Years of Coachella
Dennis Carrillo wears a sombrero as a shield against the blistering sun as he and friend Dario Soto, both of Los Angeles, walk toward the stage at the Coachella Music Festival Oct. 9, 1999. (LS´Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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