Coachella 2013's first weekend finished Sunday (April 14) with a virtual sandstorm. As high winds and chilly weather overtook Indio, Calif., it seemed for a time the festival might not conclude as scheduled, but the Red Hot Chili Peppers braved the gusts and gave the most intense audience of the entire weekend something to remember, as they energetically delivered hit after hit in the closest thing to a greatest-hits set we saw all weekend. Scroll down to read about other notable performances and see exclusive photos of day three of Coachella 2013.
Coachella 2013 tickets sold out pretty fast, but if you're a celebrity, that doesn't matter. In this day and age, those celebs not incarcerated or under house arrest go pretty much anywhere they please, and this during this, opening weekend of Coachella, a bevvy of actors, actresses, filmmakers, models, debutantes and celebs of all stripes have been spotted roaming the festival grounds, checking out the music and perhaps even mingling with the riffraff. Scroll down to see pictures of everyone from Danny Devito to David "Don't Call Me -- Ah, What the Hell, Call Me 'Bud Bundy'" Faustino getting down in Indio.
The big question mark on Saturday at Coachella 2013 was whether Daft Punk would make an appearance. Well, they didn't. However, fellow French group Phoenix did get an unexpected visitor in the form of R. Kelly, so fans craving a dramatic moment at least left feeling somewhat pleased. As for their set, Phoenix attracted a massive audience and gave a strong performance as major festival headliners, nicely blending old standards ('Lasso,' 'Long Distance Call,' '1901') and tracks from their forthcoming new album. Scroll down to read about Diffuser's other award-winning sets and see exclusive photos from day two of Coachella 2013.
For most fans, Coachella 2013 got off to a rocky start, as security lines backed up under scorching sunlight, but concertgoers quickly put that problem behind them as they walked onto polo fields filled with bands, rappers, folk singers, DJs and some really bizarre people dressed up like hippos. We saw a lot for one day, so here's a quick recap of the highlights, lowlights and just regular lights.
As the release date for Daft Punk's long-awaited new album approaches, the French electronic duo is stepping up its promotion of the record. First there was the brief teaser last month that appeared during a 'Saturday Night Live' break. Yesterday, during the Coachella festival, they unveiled a nearly two-minute trailer for the album.