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OFFICIAL COACHELLA LINEUP: Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Kings of Leon lead Indio lineup


The big names at the 12th Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival are all familiar -- the Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, Black Keys and the Strokes will be return visitors to California's signature live-music event.

The lineup has stirred rumors and intense interest for weeks, but here, below, is the first official and accurate version of the schedule for the three-day gathering that will brings tens of thousands of music fans to the Empire Polo Field in the low-desert city of Indio. The festival is April 15-17.  Ticket info is at the bottom of this post.

Here's the acts and the poster...

12th Planet, Afrojack, Alf Alpha, Andy C, Angus and Julia Stone, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, A-Trak, Axwell

 Beardyman, Best Coast, Big Audio Dynamite, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Bomba Estereo, Boys Noize, Brandon Flowers, Brandt Brauer Frick, Breakage, Bright Eyes, Broken Social Scene

 Cage the Elephant, Caifanes, Caspa, Cee Lo Green, Chromeo, Chuckie, City and Colour, Clare Maguire, Cold Cave, Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles, CSS, Cults, Cut Copy

Daedelus, Death From Above 1979, Delorean, Delta Sprirt, DJ Hype, DJ Kentaro, DJ Marky, DJ Zinc, Duck Sauce, Duran Duran

EE, Elbow, Electric Touch, Eliza Doolittle, Ellie Goulding, Emicida, Empire of the Sun, Erick Morillo, Erykah Badu, Excision

Fat Freddy's Drop, Fedde Le Grand, Fistful of Mercy, Flogging Molly, Foals, Foster the People, Francis and the Lights, Freelance Whales, fun.

G.Q., Gayngs, Glasser, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Gord Downie, Goth Trad, Green Velvet, Gypsy and the Cat

HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, High Contrast, Hurts


Jack Beats, Jack's Mannequin, Jakes, Jenny and Johnny, Jimmy Eat World, Joachim Garraud, Joy Orbison

Kanye West, Kele, Kings of Leon, Klaxons, Kode9,  Kyle Hall

Laidback Luke, Leftfield, Lightning Bolt, Lil' B, Lorn, Los Bunkers

Magnetic Man, , Mariachi El Bronx, Marina and the Diamonds, Mary Anne Hobbs, MEN, Menomena, Monarchy, Mount Kimbie, Moving Units, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Mumford & Sons

 Nas & Damian Marley, Neon Trees, New Pants, Nosaj Thing

 OFF!, OFWGKTA, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day as a Lion, Ozomatli

Paul van Dyk, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, PJ Harvey, Plan B, Ramadanman, Raphael Saadiq, Ras G, Ratatat, Riva Starr, Robyn, Roska, Rye Rye

Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, SBTRKT, Scala & Kolacny Bros., Scissor Sisters, She Wants Revenge, Shpongle, Skrillex, Sleigh Bells, Steve Angello, Sven Vath

Take, Tame Impala, Terror Danjah, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, The Aquabats, The Black Keys, The Chemical Brothers, The Drums, The Felice Brothers, The Henry Clay People, The Joy Formidable, The Kills, The London Suede, The Love Language, The Morning Benders, The National, The New Pornographers, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Presets, The Radio Dept., The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Strokes, The Swell Season, The Tallest Man on Earth, The Twelves, Thunderball, Tinie Tempah, Titus Andronicus, Tokimonsta, Trampled by Turtles, Trentemoller, Twin Shadow, Two Door Cinema Club

Warpaint, Wire, Wiz Khalifa

Yacht, Yelle

Zed Bias.


Three-day weekend passes, along with camping passes for Coachella go on sale Friday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 AM (PT) through Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at www.coachella.com. Three-day weekend passes are $269.00, plus surcharges, and camping passes are $75.00. More details on layaway, camping options and up-to-the minute information, can be found at www.coachella.com.

Images: Arcade Fire's Win Butler (Los Angeles Times); Kanye West (Associated Press)

Comments () | Archives (63)

Great lineup this year.....but Kanye West is a definite deal killer for me, so me and my girlfriend won't be going for the first time in 4 years.

.....A real disappointment that loudmouth Kanye West is gonna' be there. What a goof that dude is.

Really tragic line-up of mediocrity. Combine it with 2+ hour lines to get in the gate, overflowing trashcans, obnoxious security guards, and an oversold, overpacked field, and you have hell on earth!

I only like Saturday's line-up in full.

I'm very disappointed with KOL turning the way they did so I'd go to Friday only for the Black Keys (who are exhausted nowadays though?).

Kanye West? Strokes? Duran Duran?

Last year line-up was better under every point of view.

Why would anyone let one man be a "deal killer" or have him be a "real disappointment" to their whole Coachella experience? There are so many acts and three days of performances. If you don't like Kanye, don't go to that particular show. I don't care if he is the supposed headliner.

there's not enough other bands to make it worth your while because of one headliner? damn. throw out the baby with the bathwater.

i wouldn't pay one dollar to see kanye west.

what a disappointment....except for DURAN DURAN.

Is it obvious that each year the lineup for Saturday continues to be lackluster...sandwiched by better lineups on Fri & Sunday? Too bad, since Saturday always has the most attendance.

Gotta join the other 2 comments, Kanye is a deal killer. What were they thinking?

Try listening to the album before you bash Kanye...Quentin Tarantino is a dickhead too but his movies are still sick...it's art, not real life

That's GREAT NEWS!! I hope more people don't go because of Kanye... it means more room for me and my friends to enjoy one of the most influential artists in the past decade perform the best album of the year!!

Kanye will put on one hell of a show, likely with lots of interesting special guests etc.

What a load of crap!!!!! And then pay $100/$200 to stand with sweaty and smelly people to see all these nobody's???

AEG shot themselves in the foot and threw everything they've worked for out the window.

yeah kwest is a deal breaker and thats saying a lot with the lineup they have but i dont want to support him in any way

No radiohead, no Wilco, oh well....

Kanye is a musical genius. Count me in.

It ain't a happening unless Gaga is happening.

Anybody know what changes are being made? It's too chaotic and crowded. Like my yogi, Yogi Berra, once said, "It's so crowded, people stopped going." Word.

What??? No Adam Lambert???

At least I can drive home early on Sunday. Who even listens to Kanye West? DOCKEVOC: Is that you Kanye or possibly somebody who works for Rolling Stone magazine?

Otherwise the rest of the list looks pretty good. It also looks like it would have been a more relevant show had the same list been applied 4 years ago. Lot of negativity out there.

regarding luvit's comment:

Could you name anybody worthwhile that Kanye has influenced in the past decade?

Is that you Kanye?

Decent lineup this year.. Kanye's not a deal breaker for me, but it is really weird he's in the lineup at all.. Doesn't seem to fit IMO.. Oh well, it won't be hard to ignore the "musical genius".. I just threw up a little as I typed that..


how do you get to woodstock????

Not going cause the man who just put out one of the best albums in half a decade is going to be there. No, no please. keep going. you make a ton of sense...

...and still no Jamiroquai. Come on man!!!!

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