The annual unveiling of the artist lineup has occurred for Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. This year’s edition of the popular three-day music festival gives top bill to Kings of Leon on April 15 and Arcade Fire on April 16, with Kanye West and The Strokes sharing headline status on April 17.
Tickets to Coachella 2011 will be available to the public starting January 21 at 10 a.m. (PST). A standard three-day pass will be $269, while the VIP pass will run $699. On the primary market, onsales will be processed on Ticketmaster.com, as well as through Coachella’s layaway plan.
The festival is returning to Empire Polo Field in Indio, CA, for its twelfth year. About 60 acts per day are already queued up to perform, although an exact schedule of performance times is still forthcoming. Top-billed acts also include The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, Robyn, Duran Duran and PJ Harvey.
Some surprises also abound on the current lineup. An on-the-rebound Ms. Lauryn Hill will grace the stage, as well as Bright Eyes (fresh from the studio with its first album in about four years), and the apparently reunited Death from Above 1979 — all of which have strong fanbases and could see high turnouts at their respective performances.
Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz headlined Coachella 2010, drawing an estimated 75,000 attendees per day. Only four months afterwards, event producer Goldenvoice confirmed the festival would return April 15-17, 2011.
More details about Coachella 2011 can be found on the festival’s official Web site.
(Listed alphabetically. Artist line-up is subject to change.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 15:
!!!; 12th Planet; Afrojack; Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti; A-Trak; Beardyman; Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears; Boys Noize; Brandon Flowers; Brandt Brauer Frick; Breakage; Caifanes; Cee Lo Green; Clare Maguire; Cold Cave; Cold War Kids; Crystal Castles; Cut Copy; Emicida; Erick Morillo; Excision; Flogging Molly; Glasser; G.Q.; Gypsy and the Cat; Here We Go Magic; Hurts; Interpol; Jakes; Kele; Kings of Leon; Klaxons; Kyle Hall; Magnetic Man; Marina and the Diamonds; Monarchy; Mount Kimbie; Moving Units; Ms. Lauryn Hill; Nosaj Thing; OFWGKTA; Omar Rodriguez Lopez; Ozomatli; Robyn; Sander Kleinenberg; Sasha; Scala & Kolacny Bros.; Skrillex; Sleigh Bells; Tame Impala; The Aquabats; The Black Keys; The Chemical Brothers; The Drums; The Morning Benders; The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; The Rural Alberta Advantage; Titus Andronicus; Warpaint
SATURDAY, APRIL 16:
Alf Alpha; Andy C; Animal Collective; Arcade Fire; Big Audio Dymamite; Bomba Estereo; Bright Eyes; Broken Social Scene; Cage the Elephant; Chuckie; Cults; Daedelus; Delta Spirit; DJ Hype; DJ Kentaro; DJ Marky; EE; Elbow; Electric Touch; Empire of the Sun; Erykah Badu; Fat Freddy’s Drop; Fedde Le Grand; Foals; Francis and the Lights; Freelance Whales; Gayngs; Gogol Bordello; Goth Trad; Jimmy Eat World; Joachim Garraud; Laidback Luke; Lil B’ and the Based Gods; Mariachi El Bronx; Mary Anne Hobbs; Mumford & Sons; One Day as a Lion; Paul van Dyk; Phosphorescent; Raphael Saadiq; Ras G; SBTRKT; Scissor Sisters; Shpongle; Steve Angello; Thao and the Get Down Stay Down; The Felice Brothers; The Henry Clay People; The Joy Formidable; The London Suede; The Kills; The Love Language; The New Pornographers; The Radio Dept.; The Swell Season; The Tallest Man on Earth; The Twelves; Trampled by Turtles; Two Door Cinema Club; Wire; Yacht
SUNDAY, APRIL 17:
Angus and Julia Stone; Axwell; Best Coast; Caspa; Chromeo; City and Colour; CSS; Death From Above 1979; Delorean; DJ Zinc; Duck Sauce; Duran Duran; Eliza Doolittle; Ellie Goulding; Fistful of Mercy; Foster the People; Fun.; Good Old War; Gord Downie; Green Velvet; HEALTH; High Contrast; Jack Beats; Jack’s Mannequin; Jenny and Johnny; Joy Orbison; Kanye West; Kode9; Leftfield; Lightning Bolt; Lorn; Los Bunkers; Mala; MEN; Menomena; Nas & Damian Marley; Neon Trees; New Pants; OFF!; Phantogram; PJ Harvey; Plan B; Ramadanman; Ratatat; Riva Starr; Roska; Rye Rye; She Wants Revenge; Sven Vath; Take; Terror Danjah; The Bloody Beetroots; The National; The Presets; The Strokes; Thunderball; Trentemoller; Tinie Tempah; Tokimonsta; Twin Shadow; Wiz Khalifa; Yelle; Zed Bias