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Overheated Coachella goers get hosed down in the ‘Do Lab’ Friday as temperatures topped 100.

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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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Photograph of virtual Tupac performing at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 15, 2012.

2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 2

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A festivalgoer cheers during Awolnation in the crowd during day 2 of the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2012 in Indio.

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Young UK rockers Wu Lyf at Coachella Friday evening.


Coachella's sold out, almost a year in advance! Both weekends! But don't worry if you didn't snag your tickets yet — these are just advance tickets. More passes will be offered early next year.

VIP and general admission passes for the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival went on sale at 10 a.m. How much did those tickets set music fans back? $349 for general admission passes, $799 for VIP passes.

The first weekend's general admission passes were sold out in less than two hours, with VIP passes sold out slightly later, according to organizers. Both kinds of passes for the second weekend were sold out by about 2 p.m.

Another loophole to that sold out status: VIP and general admission passes were still available as part of Eldorado camping packages. However, tent camping for the first and second weekends was also sold out. Some camping, parking and shuttle passes are also available.

Next year's event takes place April 12-14 and April 19-21, following up on this year's successful weekend repeats, with the same performers two weeks in a row.

The sale, at least what is left of it, goes until May 24. It's also the only time the new Coachella Purchase Plan will be offered, organizers said.

"The price you see is what you pay — prices reflect all fees included," according to a statement on Coachella's Facebook page.

The festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio was held over two weekends for the first time this year, and sold out quickly. Daily attendance was estimated at about 85,000.

Did you commit to those advance tickets? I have enough trouble scheduling my next week, not sure if I'm ready to schedule my next April yet.

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