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Your Guide To The Guides: Coachella

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Heading out to Coachella? Here's our round-up of guides to the music, the food and the party scene.


Coachella is ostensibly about the music, right? Here's the line-up. Want the line-up broken down by genre? Go here. Billboard has 10 non-headliners to watch. So does the WSJ's Speakeasy Blog. Rolling Stone has 10 must-see acts, too. Spinner is recommending 7 bands you see. The OC Weekly names the top EDM artists. And here's the public list on Twitter of all the bands that will be playing.


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One thing is for sure: this isn't Guantanamo. This OC Weekly guide has a comprehensive guide to all the biggies. The Los Angeles Daily News (though slightly hard to read) includes parties beyond the weekend in its round-up and so does the Inland Empire Weekly (aimed at locals, we assume), if that's how you roll. If you're a fashionista, Racked covers the party scene from that angle. Yahoo! has advice if you want to crash some of these invite-only bashes.


We have a guide to what's cooking on the festival grounds. The OC register has a slide-show. But you might want to have a hearty meal (and save some money and time wasted waiting in lines) on the way there, so Grub Street has you covered. Food Republic has some delicious ideas for eating and drinking off-site, and Eater LA has a map. The Los Angeles Daily News has a piece about Coachella's role in launching the careers of burgeoning food entrepreneurs. Want something free? Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is giving away free ice blendeds at Coachella.


Here's a guide to doing drugs at the festival without getting into too much trouble. Twitter is launching a new music app just in time for the festival. Here's some other tips on surviving.

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If you're more into Couchella, then check out the festival on YouTube. And here's a guide with things to do if you're sticking around town.