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Coachella Countdown: 20+ Of The Most Epic Performances From The Fest

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    It's that time of year. The weather is warmer, the hemlines are shorter, and your Spotify playlists are in dire need of an update. Welcome to music festival season!

    While your friends are dusting off their festival garb, take a minute to sit down with us and dust off your headphones. In honor of Coachella's first weekend, April 15 to 17, we're throwing it back to the best moments that have ever come out of the Colorado Desert oasis.

    From that Tupac hologram in 2012, to Beyoncé and Jay Z's 2010 duets, the past Coachella lineups have been epic, to say the least. Even if you're not Indio-bound yourself, why not revisit all your favorite artists' best performances?

    It will take a lot to top these, but we're looking forward to seeing this year's artists try. A few notable performances including LCD Soundsystem and The Kills have managed to make the list. And the best may still be yet to come.

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    Mavis Staples' Tribute to Prince
    Singer Mavis Staples described how "cool went out the window" when she first met Prince years ago. He was wearing an all-white suit and carrying a lucite cane. Her emotional retelling of the story is as touching as it is entertaining.

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    "Sweet Ophelia," Zella Day (2016)
    This performance is basically an IRL Instagram post, Valencia filter and all.

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    "Bodyache," Purity Ring (2016)
    If you're unfamiliar with Purity Ring, this performance is a real treat. The moody lights are oh so Coachella.

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    "Sweet Child O'Mine," Guns N' Roses (2016)
    This classic song became one giant sing-along. This performance might be second only to one other memorable rendition.

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    Bernie Sanders Introducing Run The Jewels (2016)
    Killer Mike is one of the frontmen of the rap group Run The Jewels, as a major supporter of Bernie Sanders. It was an interesting, and political, decision to have Sanders open up their set at Coachella during week one.