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The 3-day Coachella music festival kicks off in Indio, California, today – with a huge number of bands raising money for charity.

Among the performers at the event will be Jay-Z, Dave Grohl's Them Crooked Vultures, Perry Farrell, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Faith No More, Corinne Bailey Rae, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, Little Boots and many many more.

Beneficiaries of the festival include the Silverlake Conservatory of Music – an organization established by Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea that offers children in LA access to free instruments and music lessons – and the Indio Youth Task Force, which is dedicated to creating positive opportunities for the youth of Indio.

Find out more about the event at the official website.

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