The Coachella ka-ching

California music festival Coachella is back and ready to take on the throngs of hip, dance-crazed fans. Follow the action online.

The crowd reacts during Benny Benassi's DJ set in the Sahara tent on the first day of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival in April 2010. (Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times / April 13, 2012) Click on the table categories below to sort by

By Lucas Shaw When Coachella kicks off Friday, it will mark the music festival's biggest year ever — and not just because it will stretch over two weekends for the first time ever. Nearly 150 acts will perform across five stages, with not just the

Tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon the desert region beginning Friday for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. "Cigarettes and energy drinks," Stafford said. "They need to stay awake out there." Fans and bands may need an extra

Coachella kicks off its 12th year Friday, and many fans and bands are en route now. The Times will have wall-to-wall coverage from Indio. Follow our coverage on Pop & Hiss as well as on Twitter at @pophiss. Readers are invited to share experiences and