With three months to go until the festival crowds begin to fill Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, an official lineup has been announced for the three-day Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
The 2010 event, taking place April 16-18, will feature headline performances by Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz. Those acts lead a billing of more than 130 recording acts that will canvas five main stages.
Ever since festival dates were confirmed in December, all three headline acts were heavily speculated for the lineup, with Muse driving the most hype on the rumor mill. Many other acts on the schedule are also making the transition from “speculated” to “confirmed,” including hot up-and-comers The xx and Phoenix, as well as veteran favorites Thom Yorke, Devo and Faith No More.
But perhaps one of the biggest confirmations on the list is Pavement, the ’90s lo-fi band that confirmed a long-rumored reunion in September 2009. Following that initial announcement, a slate of international reunion concerts was unveiled slowly, including four sold-out September 2010 shows in New York, NY.
With most of the planned performances based overseas, Pavement’s U.S. fanbase was still holding out for a domestic festival performance to anchor the highly anticipated tour. Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg fueled speculation about a Coachella tie-in when he told Rolling Stone that the band was in talks with several festivals at the time, including the California-based festival.
Public ticket sales for Coachella 2010 will begin January 22. As with last year’s event, the festival is offering a couple of layaway options that allows attendees to make payments toward their order over a period of time to defray the up-front cost of tickets.
(Artist line-up is subject to change.)
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, Tiësto, 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.