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- Posted on Jan 18th 2011 10:00PM by Benjy Eisen
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Daft Punk will not be making their triumphant return to Coachella this year but now that we've got that out of the way, let's look at who actually will be heading to the Southern Californian desert to perform at the 2011 incarnation of this eternally hip festival. After teasing fans for days, and letting the rumor mill sort out some fact from fiction, the festival finally announced its official lineup on Tuesday night.
It had been widely speculated that Duran Duran, Arcade Fire and the Strokes would headline this year's event, and indeed all three are on the bill -- but, interestingly, they have some competition for "headlining" status from the likes of Kings of Leon and (drum roll please) Kanye West. Other marquee acts joining them are PJ Harvey, Interpol, the Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Elbow, Mumford & Sons, Robyn, Cee Lo Green, the Chemical Brothers, Animal Collective, the Kills and the National. And in the "OMG" slot, sure to raise both eyebrows and heartbeats: a Death From Above 1979 reunion. Yes, really.
Previously, via YouTube videos that Coachella coyly placed on its website, it was "leaked" that Trentemoller, Phantogram, Tame Impala, Lightning Bolt, Fanfarlo and Monarchy are all signed up for this year's event. Confirmed.
Coachella 2011 takes place from April 15 to 17 in Indio, Calif. A number of travel packages, including hotel and shuttle combinations, are available as well as a limited amount of on-site camping. To view the complete, confirmed lineup and all additional details, visit Coachella's official website.
As always, the lineups for the celebrity-driven off-site parties before, during and after festival hours remain largely unannounced... unless, of course, you've gotten the invite. On the other hand, everyone is invited to the festival itself: tickets are on-sale now and include a layaway option for the neither rich nor famous.
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