After months of predictions, rumors, and even a last minute postponement, the music world has finally gotten what it has so desperately been waiting for: the lineup for the 2009 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival!
Paul McCartney, The Cure, Leonard Cohen, My Bloody Valentine, and Morrissey will head the tenth anniversary of the Indio, California event, scheduled to take place between April 17 and 19. Other acts of note include: Franz Ferdinand, TV on the Radio, The Crystal Method, Thievery Corporation, Amy Winehouse, Throbbing Gristle, Okkervil River, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, and Brian Jonestown Massacre.
All in all Coachella’s 2009 lineup looks a bit something like this:
A Place to Bury Strangers * The Aggrolites * The Airborne Toxic Event * Alberta Cross * Amanda Palmer * Amy Winehouse * Antony and the Johnsons * Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti * Atmosphere * Bajofondo * Band of Horses * Billy Talent * The Black Keys * Blitzen Trapper * The Bloody Beetroots * Bob Mould Band * Booker T. Jones * The Bug * Buraka Som Sistema * Brian Jonestown Massacre, Buraka Som Sistema * Cage the Elephant * Calexico * Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band * Clipse * Cloud Cult * The Courteeners * Craze and Klever * Christopher Lawrence * Crookers * Crystal Castles * The Crystal Method * Dear and the Headlights * Dr. Dog * Drop The Lime * Fleet Foxes * Franz Ferdinand * Friendly Fires * Fucked Up * Gang Gang Dance * The Gaslight Anthem * Genghis Tron * Ghostland Observatory * Girl Talk * Glasvegas * Groove Armada * Gui Boratto * Henry Rollins * Hercules and Love Affair * The Hold Steady * The Horrors * Ida Maria * James Morrison * Jenny Lewis * Junior Boys * Knaan * The Killers * The Kills * The Knux * Late of the Pier * Leonard Cohen * Liars * Los Campesinos! * Lucent Dossier * Lupe Fiasco * M. Ward * M.A.N.D.Y. * Marshall Barnes * Mastodon * Mexican Institute of Sound * Michael Franti & Spearhead * Mike Patton (w/ Rahzel) * Molotov * MSTRKRFT * My Bloody Valentine * N.A.S.A. The Night Marchers * No Age * Noah and the Whale * Okkervil River * Paolo Nutini * Paul McCartney * Paul Weller * Peanut Butter Wolf * People Under the Stars* Peter, Bjorn and John * Perry Farrell * The Presets * Public Enemy * Roni Size Reprazent * Ryan Bingham * Sebastian Tellier * Shepard Fairey * Silversun Pickups * Steve Aoki * Surkin, Para One (Live) * Superchunck * Supermayer * Switch * Themselves * Thenewno2 * Thievery Corporation * Throbbing Gristle * Tinariwen * The Ting Tings * TRAV$DJ-AM * Turbonegro * TV On The Radio * Vivian Girls * We Are Scientists * White Lies * X * Yeah Yeah Yeahs * Zane Lowe * Zizek
Single day tickets ($99) and three-day passes ($269) will be available beginning today via Ticketmaster.com. A layaway payment option will also be available.
Of course, if last year’s last minute addition of Prince serves as any indication, more acts will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months. Be sure to keep checking back to our Coachella Outlook page for all the latest news.