The Festival Lineup Speculation Season actually began a week or two ago — Will Pavement play Pitchfork this year? Will Soundgarden play Lollapalooza? Will music fans be excited about any headliners that aren’t reunited oldies acts? Who knows; I for one can wait for the answers.
In any event, Coachella, the California desert music bonanza that kicks the actual festival season off, has announced its roster and on-sale info. The names up top include Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Pavement, Faith No More and Public Image Ltd.
You hear what I’m sayin’ about reunion glut, right?
The press release follows the jump.
Here’s the full Coachella 2010 press release.
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2010 LINE-UP JAY-Z, MUSE AND GORILLAZ HEADLINE 3-DAY FESTIVAL WITH MORE THAN 130 ACTS ROUNDING OUT LINE-UP TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 10:00 AM The 11th COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will feature a mix of artists ranging from Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Vampire Weekend, Them Crooked Vultures, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Tisto, Faith No More, Deadmau5, David Guetta, MGMT and Public Image Limited. Set for Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at the beautiful Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA–the same grounds where COACHELLA debuted in 1999–the COACHELLA 2010 line-up will feature more than 130 acts. This year’s COACHELLA will feature a variety of options to make the concert experience an enjoyable one. In addition to expanded camping options–including car, RV and traditional tent camping– COACHELLA will allow, for the first time, in-and-out privileges for all attendees. Festival goers will once again have the ability to purchase 3-day festival tickets and various onsite camping options via an easy layaway payment plan. For those looking to streamline the weekend’s experience, COACHELLA has teamed with Valley Music Travel to provide exclusive travel packages, local hotel shuttle transportation and private home rentals with VIP COACHELLA access. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.valleymusictravel.com/coachella.php. FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan. SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tisto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner. SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO. Tickets for COACHELLA go on sale Friday, January 22 at 10:00 AM at all Ticketmaster locations and www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges. More details on layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found at www.coachella.com. COACHELLA 2010 sponsors include Heineken and PlayStation.