Coachella countdown begins

NME.COM brings you live reports from the California desert

This year’s Coachella Festival kicks off on Friday (April 27) -and NME.COM will be there all weekend long to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage straight from the California desert.

Our US news team will provide all the best pictures and exhaustive round-ups of key performances from Rage Against The Machine, Bjork, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol and much more.

Dan Martin‘s Too Much Information blog will get messy in the desert with the stars.

We’ll also get behind-the-scenes to find out the latest news from some of the biggest names in music.

For the best Coachella coverage in the world, check back to NME.COM beginning Friday, where you’ll find live reports throughout the long weekend.