Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
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Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Poetic Kinetics’ giant caterpillar moves between venues at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Singer Brian Johnson and guitarist Angus Young front the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC at  Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Angus Young, guitarist and founding member of the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, performs at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Singer Brian Johnson and guitarist Angus Young front the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC at  Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Darkness envelopes the Empire Polo Grounds as Day One of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival rocks into the night.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

The Australian band Tame Impala performs at Coachella.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

A festival goer reaches for an umbrella near the Outdoor Stage as Alabama Shakes plays at  Coachella.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Flying Lotus performs behind visual projections on a silk screen in the Mojave Tent at Coachella. 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Flying Lotus performs behind visual projections on a silk screen at Coachella.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

The drummer for Todd Terje and the Olsens bask in striking stage light during their performance in the Gobi Tent at Coachella.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Ali Love of the band Hot Natured performs during Day 1 at Coachella.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Anabel England of Hot Natured performs in the Gobi Tent at Coachella.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Anabel England of the band Hot Natured performs in the Gobi Tent at Coachella.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

A reveler jumps into the water-cooled fans after a long, hot Day 1 at Coachella.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Kiesza performs in the Mojave Tent at Coachella.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Porter Robinson gets the crowd going in the Sahara Tent.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Porter Robinson electrifies the crowd in the Sahara Tent.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Cellphone cameras are on Porter Robinson in the Sahara Tent.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Porter Robinson on stage in the Sahara Tent.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Festival goers move through a lighted pavilion at Coachella.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

A festival goer enjoys a cool spray of water in the DoLab.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Alabama Shakes lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard.

 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Lykke Li performs at the Mojave Tent.

 

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Lykke Li performs.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Lykke Li performs.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker performs.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen performs.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Steely Dan’s Walter Becker performs.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Guitarist Paul Banks fronts the American rock band Interpol.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans wait for an evening performance by Interpol.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Bubbles float across the Empire Polo Grounds at dusk.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Interpol performs. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
The Empire Polo Grounds at sunset.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Fans wait at the Empire Polo Grounds for evening performances.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Fans at the Empire Polo Grounds wait for the evening shows. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
New York rapper Azealia Banks performs. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Kiesza performs at the Mojave Tent. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Kimbra performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans rock out as Kiesza performs at the Mojave tent during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans rock out as Kiesza performs at the Mojave tent during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Kiesza performs at the Mojave Tent, during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans watch Kiesza perform during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Kimbra performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

A couple find a colorful and shady spot to rest at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Lil B performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Lil B delivers “based” hip-hop at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

Festival goers take in the EDM scene in the Heineken tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Nicole Morelli, 22, joins a Hula hoop dance as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins in Indio on April 10.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1

New York rapper Azealia Banks performs at the Coachella Stage on Friday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Electronic dance music fans gather in the Heineken tent at the Coachella festival on April 10.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Dancers in the lighted Heineken tent at the Coachella fest.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Festival-goers mill around a giant caterpillar at the campground.  (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans revel in the loud beats at the Do Lab during Day 1 of the annual festival.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans seek refuge on a water-drenched dance floor at Do Lab.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Dani Bonnet carries Jessica San Juan and prances around the “Papilio Miraculous,” by Poetic Kinetics.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Life mimics art as music fans pose for photos at the “EarthMover” installation by Christian Ristow.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Dani Bonnet carries Jessica San Juan at the “Papilio Miraculous” caterpillar installation by Poetic Kinetics.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
With parasols, Sydney Roberts, left, roams with her sister Shannon Roberts near “Papilio Miraculous.”  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
“Chrono Chromatic” throws welcomed shade.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans swing to the beats at the water-drenched dance floor at the Do Lab.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Action Bronson performs on the main stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.  (Bethany Mollenkof / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans revel in the loud beats at the water-drenched dance floor at the Do Lab during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans revel in the loud beats at the water-drenched dance floor at the Do Lab during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans seek refuge in the water drench dance floor of the Do Lab, during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans seek refuge in the water drench dance floor of the Do Lab, during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Everyone stops for a selfie with the “Papilio Miraculous,” by Poetic Kinetics, during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Sydney Roberts roams around the artwork on display during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10, 2015.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
A young woman visits a face painting booth on day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 10, 2015.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans enjoy the beats at the Do Lab on day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 10, 2015.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Music fans take photos under a shady and decorative pergola on day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 10, 2015.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Guitarist Jim Heath fronts the rockabilly band the Reverend Horton Heat in the Mojave Tent on day one of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 10, 2015. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Coachella 2015: Weekend 1, Day 1
Bassist Jimbo Wallace performs with the rockabilly band the Reverend Horton Heat in the Mojave Tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Friday, April 10, 2015.  (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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