The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival starts Friday afternoon at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, and you can follow the action on Twitter below with tweets from L.A. Times staffers on the scene.
The three-day festival will bring major pop and rock acts including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, Phoenix, the Stone Roses and Yeah Yeah Yeahs to the desert east of Los Angeles, along with up-and-comers such as Jessie Ware, Tanlines and Action Bronson.
Not sure where to begin? You can start with The Times' mobile guide to Coachella, which includes our pop music staff's recommendations, the full schedule, a survival guide to the festival and more.
After wrapping late Sunday night, Coachella will repeat -- with the exact same artists in the exact same order -- the following weekend, April 19-21. Stay tuned to Pop & Hiss throughout the festival for updates (and pictures of sunburned hipsters).