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Fans dance to driving beats under cooling mists in a tent at the Coachella music fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Perry Farrell performs with his wife, Etty Lau Farrell, at the Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Deadmau5 performs a DJ set as the closing act in the Sahara tent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Fans of Deadmau5 reach out during his headlining DJ set in the Sahara tent on Day 1.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Actor Danny DeVito shows off some dance moves during the headlining DJ set of Deadmau5.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

La Roux performs in the Gobi tent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Vampire Weekend performs on the outdoor stage on the first day of the three-day Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A giant beach ball takes flight during Benny Benassi's DJ set in the Sahara tent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

DJ Lance Rock (he's the one in orange) joins some friends onstage at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Calle 13 performs at the Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Music fans cool off in the Do Lab's Misting Oasis during the first day of last year's fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Zooey Deschanel of She & Him (she's also an actress) performs at the Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Lucent Dossier dancers perform on the last day of the 2010 Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Jay-Z, right, performs at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Beyonce, center, watches her husband, Jay-Z, perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Jay-Z performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans cheer as Them Crooked Vultures take the stage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Josh Homme fronts Them Crooked Vultures with former Led Zeppelin rhythm man John Paul Jones.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Roadies prepare the stage for Them Crooked Vultures.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A dancer is silhouetted against the night lights of the festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Victoria Legrand gets into the music.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Dirty Projectors play the Mojave tent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Dirty Projectors perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The crowd turns red under the lights of the Dirty Projectors in the Mojave tent.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Dancers fill the Do Lab tent as the sun sets on Day 2 of the 2010 festival, on the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Die Antwoord performs in the Sahara tent on day two of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Devo performs as the closing act in the Mojave tent on day two of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Les Claypool performed in the Mojave tent, his first time playing Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Music fans line up at misters in the VIP area to cool off on a warm Day 2 of the Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Fans groove to the music on Day 2 at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

A festival-goer wields a water gun on sultry Day 2 of Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

An amorous couple steals a kiss at an outdoor stage at the 2010 Coachella festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Camera Obscura performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Shooter Jennings performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Colorful head gear brightens the scene at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Tattooed youths help decorate the Coachella music fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Muse performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The White Rabbits perform on the Saturday program of last year's festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Festival-goers play with a piece of art called "The Metamorphosis."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Muse performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Muse performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Hot Chip performs at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Faith No More performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Concert-goers groove to the rhythms of DJ Tiesto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A fan named Will uses glow sticks to get into the groove of DJ Tiesto.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

DJ Tiesto performs at last year's festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A woman dances while DJ Tiesto spins tunes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

B.o.B. performs at the Coachella Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Concertgoers cool off under streams of water at the 2010 Coachella fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The audience during Spoon's set on the main stage on the final day of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Ariel Lezzi sits on her father Fabian's shoulders during the Spoon show on the main stage on the final day of Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Stephen Malkmus, frontman for the band Pavement, during its performance on the main stage on the final day of the 2010 fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

Thom Yorke performs at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Flea plays bass on a set with Thom Yorke at the Coachella Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Jamie Cobb, 24, from Manchester, Tenn., works her lighted hula hoop between shows while attending her first Coachella with her husband, David, on the the final night of the 2010 festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Gorillaz perform on the main stage, closing the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival, on the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The Gobi tent is cleared of people in the last hours of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

The sun sets on the Gobi Stage tent on the last day of the 2010 Coachella Music Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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With Coachella 2011 just days away and the excitement mounting, we take a look back at last year’s music festival in the Southern California desert — which set a new attendance record of more than 225,000 — with images by Los Angeles Times staff photographers Jay L. Clendenin and Luis Sinco.

Our music blog, Pop & Hiss, has full coverage of this year’s sold-out three-day event, now in its 12th year, running April 15-17 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio.

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