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- Posted on Jan 19th 2010 10:48AM by Mike Ayers
Individual tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 22 with layaway options available for three-day passes. The L.A. Times reports that the passes will cost $269, not including surcharges.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday, Apr. 16 will be LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Grizzly Bear and Public Image Ltd. (PIL), with Jay-Z's headlining set that evening. Saturday's lineup includes Faith No More, MGMT, the Dead Weather, Devo, Hot Chip, Tiesto, Coheed and Cambria and the Dirty Projectors. Spoon, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julian Casablancas and Sunny Day Real Estate will also help close out the festival on Sunday.
While it's commonplace for Coachella to mix up a healthy dose of indie and electronica acts, the classic funk and soul of Sly and the Family Stone are slated to make an appearance on Sunday while classic ska band the Specials join the lineup on Friday.
In the past, Coachella has been infamous for getting a few old bands back together, and while this time, the only thing that stands out is PIL, all eyes will be on Pavement, whose California roots should draw a massive crowd. Also, Faith No More should provide older fans those who've missed Mike Patton's hard-rock outfit over the last several years and indoctrinate those Muse fans who might not know their catalog.
And one last note: the Coachella posters are listing Yorke's appearance as Thom Yorke???? That's not a typo, or the thought of a surprise headliner coming in at last moment -- that's the Radiohead frontman's preferred way of billing himself. But regarding the quality of this lineup, there's no question that this looks to be a great weekend.
Your move, Bonnaroo.