When: April 12-14, and April 19-21
Where: Indio, CA
The 411: A comprehensive pile up of new and mainstay acts, from reunions of giants past to white hot upstarts buzzing with hype, Coachella has expanded from one weekend to two to accommodate all the performances.
People You'll Meet: Actors who really want to be rock stars, California trust fund babies, old ravers reliving their halcyon days, young kids with no idea who the Stone Roses are; eco-conscious hipsters.
Expect: to spend a lot of time in traffic getting there, long lines at designer port-a-potties, live-streaming cameras everywhere, and surprise guest stars joining the band on the bill.
History Highlight: In 2006, the fest, not known for bringing mainstream hip-hop acts, announced 24 hours before its start that Kanye West would take the stage.