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Kanye West and dancers perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Neon Trees, on stage Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) of Chromeo at Coachella on Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

New York electronic-rock duo Phantogram was on Sunday's bill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Elie Goulding performs Sunday at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Best Coast perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Delorean performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

MEN performs Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

CSS performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

MEN performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The group OFF performs its maniacal brand of rock Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

OFF performs Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Foster the People perform Sunday at Coachella 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ellie Goulding performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Foster the People perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

CSS performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Body art at Coachella 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A group of festival goers regroup at an onsite campground Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The shade from a car makes for a respite from the desert heat and a good place for a snooze.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Festival goers get some sun and sleep at an onsite campground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The lead singer of CSS is helped back on stage after surfing the crowd Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A couple heats things up in the misting tent Sunday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Death from Above 1979 perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Death from Above 1979 performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Nas, performs with Damian Marley, Bob Marley's youngest son, at Coachella 2011.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Damian Marley performs with Nas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Damian Marley, right, performs with Nas at the 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Nas is up to bat while performing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Concert goers are pulled from the crowd by security officers after being packed in dangerously tight as Death from Above 1979 perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Concert goers are pulled from the crowd by security officers after being packed in dangerously tight as Death from Above 1979 perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Minda Kilpatrick, right, Stephanie Serlin, center, and Amy Scarborough, all of Houston, Texas, cool off in an inflatable pool at their campsite.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Sarah Tahaji of San Diego plays beer pong with friends at their campsite.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Minda Kilpatrick takes a respite from the heat.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Fans watch Arcade Fire amid giant balloons as the group performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Régine Chassagne and Win Butler of Arcade Fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Beach-ball-like balls were released to the crowd amid the Arcade Fire set Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Régine Chassagne provided physicality, often jumping onto the drums, during the Arcade Fire performance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Arcade Fire stirs up the crowd.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Arcade Fire performs Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Felice Brothers perform Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Scissor Sisters on stage Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Saturday, Day 2 of Coachella, featured Big Audio Dynamite.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Empire of the Sun performs Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

R&B performer Raphael Saadiq at the fest Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The crowd, in a Coachella mood, at Saturday's Empire of the Sun set.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Animal Collective performs Saturday at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Ben Lovett at keyboards with Mumford & Sons on Saturday at the Indio, Calif., fest.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The moon rises Saturday over a ride at the festival at the Empire Polo Grounds.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Julie Budet, the frontwoman for French electropop trio Yelle.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Cameron Mesirow -- Glasser -- at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Diane Lewis of the duo Jenny & Johnny.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Glasser performs.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Crowd members put their hands in the air at one of the Coachella stages.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Broken Social Scene performs on the Coachella stage Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Canadian indie rock collective Broken Social Scene.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Erykah Badu, with tuning forks, performs Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Gogol Bordello performs Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Crowd-surfing to the music of Gogol Bordello.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The crowd tosses a large pool toy around the stage area as Gogol Bordello performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Tatiana Yturralde, left, Tiffany Rivera and Lisa Salisbury dance to Gogol Bordello.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Trampled by Turtles performs on the Coachella main stage Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Erick Berry, left, and Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Dave Simonett, lead singer of Trampled by Turtles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Rye Rye performs Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ryeisha Berrain, or Rye Rye, adds some sparkle for her Coachella performance.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Rye Rye's colorful style.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

All the way down to the boots.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Tallest Man on Earth performs Saturday at Coachella. [For the record, an earlier version of this caption incorrectly called the performer the Tallest Man in the World.]

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A fan grooves to the music of DJ Heavygrinder on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans dance to DJ Heavygrinder.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Hair accessories.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A hat helps fend off the sun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A painted face in the crowd.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The crowd gets a cooling off in the Do LaB.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times

Kings of Leon took the main stage Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Highlighting the Kings of Leon's Friday set were "Back Down South," one of the most big-hearted songs on the band's "Come Around Sundown" album and "Fans," from their breakthrough "Because of the Times."

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Kings of Leon, Friday night at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Matthew Followill of Kings of Leon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Black Keys on stage Friday night.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug

The Black Keys on stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Black Keys perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A music fan takes in a performance by the Aquabats on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Caifanes performs Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Caifanes founder Saúl Hernández.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Caifanes' Alejandro Marcovich on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Rock en español band Caifanes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Saúl Hernández of Caifanes performs at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Robyn on stage Friday at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Crystal Castles perform Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Marina and the Diamonds -- or Marina Lambrini Diamandis --performs Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Crystal Castles lead singer Alice Glass.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Marina and the Diamonds perform Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Cee Lo Green on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Alice Glass, lead singer of Crystal Castles jumps into the audience. [For the record, in an earlier version of this caption, Glass was misspelled as Glasse.]

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Women dance to Cee Lo Green on Friday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Cee Lo Green on stage Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Lauryn Hill (a former Fugee) on the stage Friday at Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Paul Banks leads New York rock group Interpol on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Interpol performs Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Coachella turns on the bright lights for Interpol on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

A couple sleeps in the shade at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Day 1 fans get into the music of Skrillex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group performs Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Festivalgoers cool off in a misting tent Firiday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Wild times call for wild accessories.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

12th Planet gets a rise out of the crowd from the Sahara Stage on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

The Day 1 crowd gets worked up for Skrillex.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Joanne Horvatich of Scottsdale, Ariz., rides the Energy Seesaw, a ride that generates electricity for a fuel cell.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Friday, fans are drawn into the orbit of 12th Planet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Latin American rock group Caifanes, in their Friday show.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Cold War Kids at their Friday set.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti performs Friday on the opening day of Coachella.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

MEN perform.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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The three-day Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring headliners Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West, opened Friday at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. The festival, which sold out in a record six days, is expected to draw over 75,000 people to a carnival-like setting in the desert. Check back often; we’ll be updating this gallery frequently with pictures of performers and fans.

Los Angeles Times photographer Brian van der Brug is roaming the vast fields of the Empire Polo Club searching for the  most interesting characters for our annual “Faces of Coachella” portrait gallery.

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4 Comments

  1. April 18, 2011, 3:03 pm

    this is Tinnie Tempah

    By: cossinator@mac.com
  2. April 18, 2011, 6:26 pm

    I bet they're performing Move.

    By: Gleb
  3. April 18, 2011, 10:03 pm

    Great shot…love the light capture

    By: knowsnow@msn.com
  4. April 20, 2011, 8:35 pm

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