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theMET's 2009 Festival Guide: Coachella!

Ready for the ultimate music experience? We're bringing you the first details to some of the hottest festivals happening around the country. What better way to see dozens of your favorite musical acts all together in one place than at a festival? First up, Coachella. Coachella: For those of you who want to rage in the dessert's hot hot heat What is it?: A three-day annual music and arts festival features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art. The event has several stages/tents set-up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. Where: Empire Polo Fields in Indio. (No joke, this is the dessert) When: Friday April 17, Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 Who's Performing?: Check out E's list in the comments section. Girl Talk and the Killers are some I'm looking forward to seeing. How Much?: $269 for a 3 day pass, single day is sold out online but can be purchased for $100 at the day of the event. Tickets are not yet on sale.

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  • Looks like the lineup has been revealed!:

    FRIDAY 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

    Coachella_2009 SATURDAY, 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
    Tinariwen

    SUNDAY, APRIL 19

    The Cure
    My Bloody Valentine
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Throbbing Gristle
    Lupe Fiasco
    Paul Weller
    Antony & the Johnsons
    X
    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 ... 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
    Marshall Barnes
  • I highly suggest it. It's super fun and not scary at all. There was good vibe, I felt safe. The sound systems were awesome (do wear earplugs, it really really loud, I mean good), indie, rock and techno were all good. I had a blast last year and I camped out in the dessert too.
  • Insane!! I've always wanted to go, but after seeing the pix-- I'm embarrassed to say--I'm a little scared=P
  • Great list of performers E! I can't believe Armin Van Buuren is going to be there, that in itself my make it worth going for me.
  • Thanks so much for the list! :)
  • You're like super welcome and junk and stuff! Not sure if I wanna go yet, think I'll wait until the final line up is announced...
  • Here's a list of confirmed acts from LA Weekly:
    A Place to Bury Strangers
    Animal Collective
    Armin Van Buuren
    Bajofondo
    Band of Horses
    The Black Keys
    The Bug
    Buraka Som Sistema
    Chairlift
    The Chemical Brothers
    Crystal Castles
    Deerhunter
    Drop the Lime
    Evil Nine
    Fleet Foxes
    Franz Ferdinand
    Girl Talk
    Glasvegas
    Gui Boratto
    Hercules and Love Affair
    The Hold Steady
    Instituto Mexicano Del Sonido
    The Killers
    Kings of Leon
    Kode9
    Ladytron
    Late of the Pier
    Los Campesinos
    Lupe Fiasco
    Lykke Li
    Morrissey
    Mr Oizo
    N.A.S.A
    Neil Young
    No Age
    Noah and the Whale
    O'Death
    Peanut Butter Wolf
    Primal Scream
    Public Enemy
    Roni Size
    Sebastian Tellier
    The Airborne Toxic Event
    The Bloody Beetroots
    The Faint
    The Gaslight Anthem
    The Original Wailers featuring Junior Marvin, Wya Lindo & Al Anderson
    The Presets
    Themselves
    Tinariwen
    The Ting Tings
    TV on the Radio
    White Lies
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