Highlights From Coachella 2011

Arcade Fire perform at Coachella, April 16 2011. Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

Kanye West closed out Coachella Sunday night, ending one festival’s annual run but launching the summer festival season. Meanwhile, here’s a smattering of Coachella highlights from around the web:

Cee-Lo shows up late, blames festival organizers for a bad time slot. [Pop & Hiss]

Arcade Fire reign supreme on Saturday with giant balls. [MTV News]

Speaking of Arcade Fire, R&B superstar Rihanna is now a fan. [@rihanna]

Shocking most media outlets: Lauryn Hill shows up and performs. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Shocking indie fans around the polo fields: Ariel Pink’s epic on-stage hissy fit. [YouTube]

Sir Paul McCartney showed up on stage with house DJ Afrojack. [The Telegraph UK]

Kanye West brought along Justin Vernon — aka Bon Iver — and a bunch of dancers. [BrooklynVegan]

Raphael Saadiq invites MTV along for his bus ride to Indio. [MTV]

In a move sure to send ripples through the rap worlds, Lil B announces his new album will be called I’m Gay. [Hip Hop Wired]

Coachella always yields pretty pictures: Check out MTV News’ Coachella 2011 photo gallery. [MTV News]

A nice collection of fan shots. [Jephy’s flickr]

Speaking of fans, the LA Times has a nice collection of the faces of Coachella. [LA Times]

Things got inspirational: Spiritualized’s “Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space” was used as part of an art instillation. [Pop & Hiss]

Not everyone was jazzed about the Kanye set; A woman held a sign during PJ Harvey’s Sunday performance, declaring the British songstress to be the real headlining act. [Spin]

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