Remember when Lady Gaga brought out 300 drones to fly in formation during the opening segment of her Super Bowl halftime show in February? Those same synchronized drones -- who are powered by Intel -- performed another dazzling display at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival over the weekend.
After the xx's set on Saturday night, hundreds of tiny speckles of light filled the Empire Polo Field sky with flashes of colors and formed themselves into different shapes.
The drone show was made possible by an Intel technology called Shooting Star, which allows programmers to design airborne light shows with swarms of drones, Time reports. Per Wired, each drone is about a foot long square, and each "communicates wirelessly with a central computer to execute its dance routine, oblivious to what the hundreds of machines around it are doing. The system can adapt on the, er, fly, too."
The same drone spectacular is expected to appear during Weekend 2 of Coachella, which kicks off this Friday. This year's lineup features Lorde, Martin Garrix, Future, Gucci Mane, DJ Snake, Empire of the Sun, and headliners Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar.