After weeks of speculation, the lineup for the 10th Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival has been announced, with Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure set as headliners.
Among the dozens of other acts confirmed for the three-day affair are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard Cohen and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In short, it's shaping up to be one glittering array of talent.
McCartney is stoked
Although he's made music history in practically every way possible, including playing to the then-biggest concert audience in history at New York's Shea Stadium in 1965, Paul McCartney is stoked about his first appearance at the Indio, California event. "I have heard that Coachella is one of the greatest festivals in the world," he said in a statement. "I'm really excited to get out there and rock!" (Note: Then play Helter Skelter, OK? No Long And Winding Road.)
By the way, we couldn't help by notice that George Harrison's son, Dhani, is appearing with his band Thenewno2. Wonder if there will be any surprises pairings?
Winehouse needs a strong showing
For troubed singer Amy Winehouse, a successful Coachella appearance could come at just the right time. She performed at the festival in 2007 when her album Back To Black was starting to break. Since that time, however, she's been more in the news for drug problems and erratic behavior than musical triumphs.
It should also be noted that the legendary Leonard Cohen's showing at Coachella will be part of his first US tour in 15 years.
The complete list
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SUNDAY 19 APRIL: The Cure
That enough for you? Looks pretty good to us.
Coachella tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster. For the first time, festival promoter Goldenvoice is offering a layaway plan for three-day passes, which is available only online and through Feb. 28.
For more information, visit the official Coachella website.