Personally, I've been attending the fest (annually) since 1999, the inaugural year of the event, when Beck, Morrissey, Tool and Rage Against the Machine performed.
Every year, I liken the Coachella lineup announcement to Christmas as a kid. You have your wish list, hopes are high, and rumors circulate as you anxiously await the big day. This year, Santa delivered the goods. Here are some of the highlights:
- Friday, April 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, PiL, Grizzly Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen
- Saturday, April 17: Muse, Faith No More, MGMT, the Dead Weather, Devo, the Xx and Tiesto
- Sunday, April 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Spoon, De la Soul, Sly and the Family Stone, and Sunny Day Real Estate
Coachella's Web site has a full lineup listing, ticket information, hotels, camping info and directions.coachella.com/