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Coachella's 2nd, hot weekend wrapping up (photos)

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Fans try to cool down during the sizzling second weekend of the Coachella festival.

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Los Angeles DJ Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison) performed a thundering set of spacey, bass heavy beats Saturday night at Coachella.

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Unidentified music fans looking cool while trying to keep cool at Saturday’s sweltering Coachella Festival in Indio.

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Jamaican music star Jimmy Cliff brought the positive vibes to the Coachella Festival’s main stage Friday evening.

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Coachella Festival goers hang out around the base of the "Gateway" sculpture Saturday night. The installation is by Los Angeles-based Sensory Sync and features moving lights and graphics at night.

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Dennis Lyxzen of The Refused waits for his mic to return to earth Friday night at Coachella.

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A woman dances with lights on her flowing cape during the Bon Iver performance Saturday night at the Coachella Festival in Indio.

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Dennis Lyxzen of reformed Swedish punk band The Refused works the Coachella outdoor stage Friday night.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Leslie Feist played to a rapt crowd Saturday night at Coachella.

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Dennis Lyxzen of The Refused waits for his mic to return to earth Friday night at Coachella.

The singer-guitarist known as St. Vincent (Annie Erin Clark) gave an intimate yet explosive performance at Coachella Saturday evening.

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Nic Endo of German ‘digital hardcore’ band Atari Teenage Riot at Coachella Friday night.

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Nic Endo of German ‘digital hardcore’ band Atari Teenage Riot at Coachella Friday night.


Nearly 50 acts were set to play Coachella's closing day, with rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg capping the festival. For the first time this year, the same lineup is performing on consecutive weekends — a strategy meant to pay off for fans and Coachella Valley — but the bands have been shuffling their song selections. For years, tickets — three-day passes started at $285 this year — have been hard to come by. Both weekends of the festival sold out in less than three hours when they went on sale in January, according to Goldenvoice, a unit of AEG Entertainment.

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