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Music and fashion meet at Coachella

April 7, 2012 |  7:01 am

Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" in  2010
Fashion has become a big part of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which starts Friday.

So big, in fact, that brands from around the globe will descend on California for both weekends of the festival -- and the week in between -- to court performers and their fans. 

The relationship between fashion and music is a symbiotic one, L.A. Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore explains in a story in Sunday's Image section. For the fashion labels, a star's endorsement draws other customers. For a band, playing at fashion events can earn enough money to pay for a tour.

And for fans, copying the clothes their idols wear has been part of the fun since music festivals began. Reporter Adam Tschorn singled out five fashion-conscious acts that are scheduled to perform at Coachella and describes their signature styles in Sunday's Image too. Grace Potter, shown here, of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is one of them. She told Tschorn that she has loved fashion since she was a kid and that as a performer it's important to be ready for " our 'big moments in the sun' -- our TV moments, our big, onstage Coachella moments." We can't wait to see what she'll be wearing. 

Tickets sold out in January, but if you're planning to attend this or any other music festival this spring or summer, check out our photo gallery for inspiration on what to pack to look just right.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is scheduled April 13-15 and April 20-22.

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 -- Susan Denley

Photo: Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals performs during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" in  2010. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for VH1.

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