10/04/2014 08:37 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Coachella 2014: Iconic Pictures From Past Festival Dates

Coachella 2014 is upon us, but if you're not packing your super short shorts, floral headpiece and fringed bikini top, there's no reason why you can't get into the festival spirit... Just from the comfort of good ol' Blighty. Let's just hope it doesn't rain.

2014 will mark the 13th year of the music festival which is held annually over two weekends in April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Headline acts include Outkast, Muse and Arcade Fire while Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell Williams and Ellie Goulding are also playing.

Coachella has always been swarming with chart toppers from Prince and Bjork, to Amy Winehouse and Florence Welch. So check out our flashback festival gallery for some of the most iconic photographs from Coachella...
What did we learn?

1. Fashionistas = newbies. Once upon a time Coachella was just for music lovers and the musicians themselves. These days there are swanky pool parties sponsored by booze brands complete with equally as swanky guests who've more than likely just stepped foot off the runway. We're looking at you Henry Holland.

2. Kanye used to love bandanas. In the days long before he put a massive 15 carat ring on reality telly star Kim Kardashian's finger, Kanye West took to the Coachella stage with a red bandana tied round his neck as if he were some sort of cowboy. We doubt you'd catch him rocking that look these days... Unless of course it was Fendi and made of leather.

3. Duffy was actually a big deal... For a bit. She had us begging for Mercy back in 2007, performed at Coachella and then fell off the face of the earth.

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