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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known simply as Coachella or the Coachella Festival) is an annual two-weekend, three-day music and arts festival, founded by Paul Tollett, organized by Goldenvoice (a subsidiary of AEG Live), and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many music genres, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic music, as well as sculpture.
Across the grounds, several stages continuously host live music. The main stages are: Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi Tent, Mojave Tent, and the Sahara Tent (2006 and 2011 also featured the addition of a smaller Oasis Dome and 2013 featured a new Yuma stage.)
The festival showcases popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups. Notable appearances include: Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Prince, Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Wu-Tang Clan, The Killers, Duran Duran, Radiohead, Oasis, Daft Punk, Roger Waters, Madonna, The Cure, Florence and the Machine, Kanye West, The Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Beck, Gorillaz, Björk, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes, The Chemical Brothers, Pavement, Blur, The Stone Roses, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Tool, Beastie Boys, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justice, Lucent Dossier Experience, and Foo Fighters.
Coachella is one of the most famous, largest, and the most profitable music festival in the United States.