Musicians off-duty at Coachella 2016: Taylor Swift, Halsey, Ellie Goulding and more

Musicians off-duty at Coachella 2016: Taylor Swift, Halsey, Ellie Goulding and more

The Coachella crowd

Text: Adibah Isa

Surprise performances from Kanye West and Sam Smith, and a long-awaited reunion from Guns N' Roses — as musicians impress the stages of Coachella 2016, so did the off-duty talents in attendance

1. Taylor Swift
There to support beau Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift and one of her many squads get choked up in the '90s favourite teen trend. 


I feel like maybe chokers are the new flower crowns?

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2. Ellie Goulding

One of the headliners on Friday (she played just before LCD Soundsystem), Brit dance pop favourite Ellie Goulding traded in her skintight stage outfits for a sports-inspired get-up.


RAVE @hunterboots @isabelmarant @alexanderwangny @_dr_woo_

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3. Danielle Haim

While the Haim sisters aren't performing this year, Danielle managed to show up to support her fellow musician mates in the good old go-to boho threads of Chloé.



4. Lorde

The Kiwi youngster showed up to hang poolside with Taylor Swift.



5. Alessia Cara

No doubt the newcomer of the year, YouTube sensation Alessia Cara had plenty of time to bask in the Palm Springs heat — she's due to perform on the last day.


olivia made me serve looks

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6. Skrillex

Boys will be boys: Skrillex and co. get ready to hit the stage.


Chillin #coachella

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7. Joe Jonas

Jealous of Jonas? He scored a bitchin' Airbnb for some poolside pleasures.



8. Diplo

After Diplo and Skrillex brought out Kanye West onto the stage during the Jack Ü set, there's no better way to cool off the morning after than a well-deserved leap.



9. Icona Pop

"I don't care...I love it!" French electro-pop duo fool around after their performance with Louis The Child.


People don't get it... But our fans do, put it on your head!! #coachella #icons

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10. Halsey

Hot off her MTV Movie Awards 2016 performance, Halsey takes on the Coachella stage — but not before cruising the grounds.



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