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Pavement gets one step closer to headlining Coachella

November 7, 2009 |  1:49 pm


Indie rock fave Pavement has been rumored as a Coachella headlining candidate since the Stockton-bred act announced its reunion this fall. The band just got one step closer to making an appearance in Indio in 2010, revealed this morning as a headliner for Memorial Day weekend's Sasquatch Festival, located about three hours outside of Seattle.

Road trippers who want to sample festival food up in the Pacific Northwest can buy three-day passes starting this morning via Ticketmaster. Tickets are $170, not including surcharges. The rest of the lineup for the May 29-31 fest will be revealed Feb. 16.

Although a Sasquatch sighting doesn't guarantee that Pavement will perform at Coachella, artists increasingly perform a sort-of summer festival circuit. With a jump in multi-day festivals around the country, there simply aren't that many marquee festival acts to go around, and Coachella is known for booking artists on the reunion trail, from the Pixies to the Stooges. 

Last year, Coachella and Sasquatch shared a number of headlining acts. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, the Silversun Pickups, M. Ward and the Knux were just a few of the overlapping artists. The 2010 edition of Coachella has been reported to take place on April 16-18, according to Billboard

A Coachella spokeswoman declined to comment, and said there was nothing to reveal in regard to 2010 dates or when a lineup may be announced. Coachella promoter Goldenvoice has unveiled some of 2010's lineup for Stagecoach, the country fest that shares the Coachella grounds. Stagecoach is set for April 24-25.

-- Todd Martens


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Photo: Pavement's Stephen Malkmus in 2001. Credit: James Patrick Cooper / For The Times