We here in the Portable office are wetting our pants in excitement for the epic glory that is Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Music festivals are flowers to our bees, butter to our bread, and rolling papers to our loose-leaf tobacco.

The town of Indio, California has hosted this fine musical meeting since 1999, and 2012 marks the first year the festival will be held over two weekends. Two whole weekends! You could see your favourite bands twice! Or see twice as many acts! Either that, or you could wise up and follow our handy guide to the must see acts at Coachella, after the jump.

As an ode to the camping, the alcohol, the heat, the noise, the highs and the lows, the feedback, the sweat, and most of all to the pure unadulterated joy of live music, we present to you our picks of who you ABSOLUTELY CANNOT miss at Coachella 2012.

And if you are missing Coachella, never fear; we’ll be live Tweeting some of the best shows from our Twitter. Be sure to follow @Portable this weekend!