Preview: Coachella 2012

By on Tuesday, 10th January 2012 at 4:00 pm

The Californian music festival behemoth Coachella revealed their final line-up on Monday. Instead of taking place on just one weekend and risk the wrath of people shut out of tickets, the festival chose to take an unusual (while dubiously opportunistic) tack and have decided to repeat the festival line-up for two weekends in a row (13-15 April and 20-22 April). Headliners will be the Black Keys (Fridays the 13th and 20th; pictured above), Radiohead (Saturdays the 14th and 21st) and Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (Sundays the 15th and 22nd).

But maybe you’re not in it for the headliners. (I wouldn’t be.) Let’s see who else is on the list. Hot ticket bands Bon Iver, M83, the Horrors, along with the reunited Pulp, as well as American indie favourites Girls and Other Lives and Manchester legends James are set to appear on Fridays. Canadians Godspeed You! Black Emperor, an influence of countless bands we’ve featured here on TGTF, is scheduled to play on Saturdays, as are Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Manchester Orchestra and UK acts as varied as Laura Marling, the Big Pink and We Were Promised Jetpacks. The Sundays will see performances by the recently reformed Texas band At the Drive-In, heavy hitters Florence and the Machine and Justice, along with UK bands criminally in small print of Metronomy, Wild Beasts and Fanfarlo. (I think you can tell why I’m less than impressed!)

Tickets are on sale now for the second weekend (the first weekend is sold out). General tickets to the second weekend are $285 (approximately £184 at the time of this writing), VIP tickets are $665 (£429); both prices do not include additional shipping and service charges. For more information on tickets, visit the official Coachella Web site. For the complete line-up, you can read the official Coachella line-up poster here.

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