Paul McCartney will be making his first-ever U.S. festival appearance when he joins The Killers and The Cure as this year’s headliners at the 10th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, April 17-19. Once again, the festival is being staged at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA — the same grounds where the festival debuted in 1999.

Among the 130-plus acts are Morrissey, Amy Winehouse, Franz Ferdinand, My Bloody Valentine, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Thievery Corporation, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

“I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world,” McCartney said in a statement. “I’m really excited to get out there and rock!” The iconic McCartney is supporting his latest album, “Electric Arguments,” released under the moniker The Firemen.

Tickets go on sale January 30 at all Ticketmaster locations. Three-day weekend passes are $269 plus $3 charity and a $9 facility fee; single-day tickets are $99 plus $1 charity and a $3 facility fee.

The same layaway plan that Goldenvoice successfully implemented for Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival will be available for weekend passes only for this year’s Coachella. Festival-goers now have the option to purchase three-day festival tickets and onsite camping tickets on a payment plan.

Two layaway options (available online only through February 28) are as follows: 50 percent down with the remaining 50 percent automatically deducted April 1; or a three-payment plan wherein purchasers initially pay 10 percent of the total order, with the remaining amounts automatically deducted in equal payments on March 1 and April 1.

Coachella sponsors include AT&T and Heineken.

Coachella lineup:
(Scheduled acts subject to change.)

April 17 — Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Franz Ferdinand, Leonard Cohen, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Beirut, The Black Keys, Girl Talk, Silversun Pickups, The Ting Tings, The Crystal Method, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, The Airborne Toxic Event, We Are Scientists, N.A.S.A., Patton & Rahzel, M. Ward, The Presets, The Hold Steady, A Place to Bury Strangers, Felix da Housecat, Buraka Som Sistema, Ryan Bingham, Bajofondo, Peanut Butter Wolf, Noah & the Whale, White Lies, The Bug, Alberta Cross, Los Campesinos!, Craze & Klever, Molotov, Switch, Gui Boratto, Steve Aoki, The Aggrolites, People Under the Stairs, The Courteeners, Cage the Elephant, Dear and the Headlights.

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April 18 — The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Thievery Corporation, TV on the Radio, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, MSTRKRFT, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Mastodon, TRAV$DJ-AM, Henry Rollins, Crookers, Turbonegro, Hercules and Love Affair, Superchunk, Glasvegas, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the DBT’s, Amanda Palmer, The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, Para One (Live), Calexico, Liars, Bob Mould Band, Zane Lowe, Electric Touch, Blitzen Trapper, James Morrison, Drop the Lime, Glass Candy, Thenewno2, Gang Gang Dance, Billy Talent, Ida Maria, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Zizek, Cloud Cult and Tinariwen.

April 19 — The Cure, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Throbbing Gristle, Lupe Fiasco, Paul Weller, Peter Bjorn and John, X, Antony & the Johnsons, Roni Size, Public Enemy, Jenny Lewis, Groove Armada, Paolo Nutini, Christopher Lawrence, Lykke Li, The Kills, Okkervil River, M.A.N.D.Y., Clipse, Sebastien Tellier, F—-d Up, Perry Farrell, The Horrors, Late of the Pier, K’naan, Junior Boys, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Supermayer, No Age, Vivian Girls, Shepard Fairey, Themselves, Gaslight Anthem, The Knux, Mexican Institute of Sound, The Night Marchers and Marshall Barnes.

Last Updated on January 30, 2009 advertisement