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Coachella Unveils 2013 Line-up.

By January 27, 2013

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The 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns to the Empire Polo Club of Indio, California this April. April 12-14 and 19-21, to be precise; the festival once again putting on a three-day shindig, then doing the whole thing once more a week later.

The rumors were rife that the Rolling Stones were to be headlining Coachella in celebration of their 50th anniversary, but, alas, this is not the case. Instead, the headliners are reformed Brit-pop nostalgia heroes Blur and the Stone Roses, the rock-festival staple Red Hot Chili Peppers, and, wow, our old pals Phoenix are famous enough to be headlining the Saturday, now. God bless' em.

Elsewhere, there's so many bands that tallying them all may give you a headache. But notable names and/or selected highlights include: The Postal Service, New Order, Johnny Marr, Dinosaur Jr, Rodriguez, Dead Can Dance, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Lou Reed, Metric, Stars, Tame Impala, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bat for Lashes, The xx, James Blake, Spiritualized, Sigur Rs, Grimes, Purity Ring, Yeasayer, Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear, Modest Mouse, Kurt Vile, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Father John Misty, Youth Lagoon, The Evens, The Make-up, Thee Oh Sees, Divine Fits, Japandroids, Guards, Wild Nothing, Cloud Nothings, Jeff the Brotherhood, Deap Vally, Hanni El Khatib, Smith Westerns, Savages, Franz Ferdinand, Foals, Palma Violets, Alt-J, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Jessie Ware, Polia, Io Echo, Lord Huron, White Arrows, The Faint, How to Destroy Angels, and so many more...

And, yes, lots of these same names have just been announced as playing at Primavera Sound, and the dj vu feeling will surely persist when Bonnaroo, Sasquatch et al come turning out their line-ups.

The full line-up, ticketing info, and flash animation can be found at the Coachella website.


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