04:12 PM EDT 04/17/2013
The Coachella Music and Arts Festival
Originally posted 04/15/2013 08:30PM
Coachella is expected to attract more than 80,000 attendees this year.
Some people (like Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) attend the festival for the great music.
And others, like Joe and Nick Jonas, Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Spring Breakers star Ashley Benson and The Bachelor winner Catherine Giudici were all about the parties that surround the annual music festival in Indio, Calif.
And can you blame them? From man-made beaches to splashy pool parties, carnival rides and delicious food and drink, see how VIPs unwind far from the festival's crowds.
Originally posted 04/15/2013 10:35AM
Please don't stop the music!
Coachella, the two-weekend long music festival in Indio, Calif., started off on a high note when it hosted a number of famous fans over the weekend – including Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Katy Perry, Julianne Hough and more.
But just because the first weekend of the two-part concert in the desert has come to an end doesn't mean the celebrity guests were ready to stop partying.
Originally posted 04/14/2013 03:45PM
Who isn't at Coachella right now?
As the weekend-long music extravaganza in Indio, Calif., continues, everyone – including Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson who were spotted staying close together – from Katy Perry to Clint Eastwood seems to be visiting the festival grounds.
Here's how Hollywood turned Coachella glamorous:
Originally posted 04/14/2013 11:30AM
Amid throngs of concertgoers, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson stayed side-by-side Saturday while navigating the Coachella crowd.
The actor, 26, often held Stewart's hand behind his back as the pair took in day two of the music festival in Indio, Calif. The actress, 23, has rented a house in nearby Palm Springs for the weekend.
On Friday evening, the couple met up with pal Katy Perry to watch Jurassic 5's show.
Originally posted 04/23/2012 11:15AM
Katy Perry appears to have found a new guy in the music business. And where else to make their first public appearance together than at a rock festival?
The pop star, 27, was spotted kissing, hugging and swaying to music with Robert Ackroyd, a guitarist for English indie-pop band Florence + the Machine, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., this weekend.
Perry was all smiles, in a purple outfit with a gold sunburst pattern, matching her newly dyed purple hair, as she danced the night away with Ackroyd, outfitted simply in jeans and a white T-shirt – revealing his heavily tattooed forearms.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 10:55AM
Don't call it a comeback! Well, because Tupac Shakur is just a hologram.
But despite being dead since 1996, Shakur, who was 25 at the time of his fatal shooting, appeared at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival alongside Snoop Dogg this weekend, and his image's performance has become an Internet sensation.
The impressive visual is not actually a hologram, but rather a 2-D image created by Digital Domain Media Group, Inc., which provided details to the Wall Street Journal on what's next for Tupac and the technology.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 06:00AM
Never one to shy away from letting loose, Paris Hilton made her presence known on Saturday night at the A|X Armani Exchange and T-Mobile Neon Carnival near Coachella.
The socialite was front and center in the deejay area at the party – which also drew out guests such as Emma Roberts, Gerard Butler and Usher – where she shouted at the crowd and twirled around in her dress.
"At one point, she started swinging her head in circles," says an onlooker. "Her hair was flying everywhere. She was definitely having a good time."
Earlier in the day, the socialite and her deejay boyfriend Afrojack were attached at the hip in a private cabana at a Chevy Volt party.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 05:55AM
Vanessa Hudgens didn't hold back when it came to putting her adoration for boyfriend Austin Butler on display at the Smoke & Mirrors Party at the Guess Hotel on Saturday in La Quinta, Calif.
"They held hands the entire afternoon," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of the couple, who were in town for Coachella. "They were extremely lovey-dovey."
But the smitten stars, who nibbled on vodka-filled snow cones, did take a break from their PDA-fest to munch on chicken and couscous – and grab a handful of complimentary sunglasses.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 05:50AM
Coming straight from a rainy M83 concert at Coachella, Katy Perry arrived at 2 a.m. with six male pals at the Hennessy V.S. Presents Details @ Midnight party.
A seemingly upbeat Perry, who showed off newly dyed purple hair, ran inside the bash to dance and mingle with the crowd. And a source tells us that her late arrival kept the festivities going until 4 a.m. – past the scheduled end time.
And a long night out didn't stop the pop star from having enough energy to hit the party circuit the next day; she made her way during the mid-afternoon to the Lacoste L!ve/HTC Pool Party at a private home in Thermal, Calif.
Originally posted 04/17/2012 05:25AM
Gerard Butler braved the freezing cold and headed to the GenArt MUSE afterparty during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. – and he had artistic ambitions.
Arriving at the Ciroc vodka-sponsored soiree with a group of pals, the actor excitedly jumped at the opportunity to contribute to the Paul Frank mural that featured many intricate designs by other various partygoers. He painted a portion of the wall, which will be donated to GenArt.
"He selected what he called the "sexiest" part of the mural to sign," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "It featured a woman's leg as the guitar strings."
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