Coachella 2012: Dr. Dre, Radiohead, the Black Keys to headline
Rapper Dr. Dre will close the 2012 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held for the first time over two consecutive weeks in mid-April. Headliners for the multi-weekend, six-day affair include rock acts the Black Keys, Radiohead and the Shins, as well as hip-hop and dance acts Snoop Dogg, the Swedish House Mafia and Kaskade, among many others.
Coachella, run by AEG-owned concert promoter Goldenvoice, will be held over two consecutive weekends -- April 13-15 and April 20-22. The lineup was unveiled on the Goldenvoice and Coachella Facebook pages Monday.
Modeled after major long-running European festivals such as Denmark's Roskilde and England's Glastonbury, Coachella is coming off its second-consecutive sell-out year, hosting approximately 90,000 people per day. Tickets for the 2011 edition went in a record six days, and the event, held at the Empire Polo Grounds, is considered the unofficial kick-off to the summer festival season. More to come ...
-- Todd Martens