With a renewed women's empowerment movement in full effect (Lizzo lit up the Mojave stage earlier) Perry's appearance with Zedd singing their collaborative hit "365" seemed like a breakthrough.

Her appearance came as another celebration was taking place on a smaller stage. This one was a celebration of Coachella the city, not the festival. And it was happening in the venue that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has reserved for indigenous music or artists that channel their passion with three guitar chords and something special to say with the accompaniment of a rhythm driven by bass and drums.

That place is the intimate Sonora tent, which has moved into a row of venues that used to be anchored by the massive Sahara. That avenue now includes addresses named after deserts including the Sonora, Gobi and Mojave tents.

The point of the Sonora stage isn't huge crowds. Soccer Mommy, a bass, drums, guitars and keyboards act named for Nashville-bred singer-guitarist Sophie Allison, looked out at a thousand or so people in the enclosed, air-conditioned venue and exclaimed, "Wow, look at all of you!" [Desert Sun]

Coachella wrapped up on Sunday night (4/14) with Ariana Grande's headlining set (featuring appearances by *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj, Diddy and Mase), but before that, day three had lots of other stuff like YG (who dedicated his set to Nipsey Hussle and brought out guests), Zedd (who brought out Katy Perry), Khalid (who brought out Halsey, Billie Eilish, Normani, and Marshmello), H.E.R., Gesaffelstein, Kaytranada, Jon Hopkins, 070 Shake, Blood Orange, Bad Bunny, Soccer Mommy, Lizzo, Playboi Carti, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pusha T, Men I Trust, SOB x RBE, Burna Boy, Iceage, Rico Nasty, Razorbumps, and more.

Pictures of day three weekend one are in the gallery above, and you can see videos of Katy Perry, Halsey, and Billie Eilish's appearances below.

If you missed it, check out Coachella Friday pics, Coachella Saturday pics, video of Aphex Twin's set, and video of Cardi B's surprise appearance. Stay tuned for Sunday pictures. Coachella Weekend Two happens this coming weekend, and for the first time, weekend two will stream live.


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