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6 Twitter Hacks To Conquer Coachella This Year

Tips for both festival-goers and fans watching from home.

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1. Discover what people have been excited about ahead of time.

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The festival may have just started, but the #Coachella conversation has been going on for months. Tracking the hashtag reveals that selfie sticks, one-pieces, and FOMO have already emerged as some of this year's biggest trends.

To help get you up to speed, Twitter provided BuzzFeed Music with graphics that show what conversation has looked like so far.

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2. Stay current on what's happening at the festival by following the right accounts.

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I. @Coachella

The festival's official account will be sharing relevant #Coachella updates, as well as real-time behind-the-scenes content.

II. @TwitterMusic

Twitter's official music handle will be circulating all of the weekends best Twitter content from headlining artists and music attendees during the festival.

III. @CoachellaFella

Known for tweeting juicy behind-the-scenes details from the festival's exclusive VIP parties. Also a good source for general Coachella-related updates.

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Also, be sure to pay attention to 2015's buzziest artists! The following performers are the #Coachella headliners who've gained the most followers this year according to Twitter.

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4. Attending the festival? Follow these accounts to stay up-to-date on news, weather, and opportunities to party.

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I) @MyDesert: The Desert Sun is the most-viewed news source in the Coachella Valley. Follow @DesertSunNews for an automated stream of news headlines.

II) @JerrySteffen: Get your "CoachellaCast" directly from Palm Springs' weather guy.

Additionally, plenty of brands will be using their Twitter accounts with tips to help festival-goers find VIP parties, poolside events, giveaways, and charging stations. Check out this list of official sponsors to see which accounts you should keep tabs on.

5. Watching from home? Consider downloading a live video app.

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Not going to be near a computer during your favorite artist's set? You can still watch thanks to live video streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat. The quality will definitely vary from stream to stream, but it's a small price to pay for real-time streaming you can watch anywhere.

6. Upgrade your search skills.

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Tracking the #Coachella hashtag is a good start, but if you want to make the most out of your festival-watching and/or going experience it's time to embrace Twitter's advanced search tools. Twitter users can tailor search functions to keep up with celeb Tweets and Tweets being sent by people who are nearby, as well as videos and photos that are shared in real time throughout the weekend.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

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