The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns for three days in 2012 with two main stages and three smaller tents of music and DJs.

The site itself is a polo field in the centre of the desert with rows of palm trees running alongside the edges. The line-up complements the stunning location with a host of huge acts and established names.

Some of the world’s biggest names have performed at the festival, with the likes of Bjork, Faith No More, Prince and Fatboy Slim all playing past line ups. Organisers are also partly responsible for the reformation of Rage Against The Machine, Pavement and Pixies in recent years.

Camping is available on-site but most opt for motel accommodation, as it can get very cold at night. But don’t forget your sun cream for the daytime as it is usually boiling.