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Coachella Festival 2012

Update March 1, 2012: A “very special” Coachella 2012 artist will be playing at the Glass House in Pomona! Check out our article on the Coachella Glass House shows for 2012.

Check out this Coachella Video:

Jan. 11, 2012 Update:

Coachella 2012 Lineup Announced:

Tickets on sale Friday, January 13, 2012 at www.coachella.com/festival-passes. Update: Coachella 2012 SOLD OUT in less than three hours.

“Passes for both weekends go on sale this Friday, January 13at 10 AM PST.  There are not many left for Weekend 1 and those must bepurchased with a shuttle pass,” according to Goldenvoice on January 11, 2012.

Friday, April 13 & 20
The Black Keys, Swedish House Mafia, Pulp, Refused, Arctic Monkeys, Mazzy Star, Afrojack, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Amon Tobin, Cat Power, Madness, Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong, GIRLS, The Rapture, Madeon, M. Ward, The Horrors, Frank Ocean, Horrors, James Alesso, Sebastien, Yuck, Neon Indian, Dawes, Black Angels, Deathgrips, Wu Lyf, Breakbot, Atari Teenage Riot, Feed Me, Givers, Other Lives, Band of Skulls, R3hab, Wolfgang, Midnight Beast, EMA, Ximena Sarinana, Kendrick Lamar, The Dear Hunter, Honeyhoney, Hello Seahorse!, Sheepdogs, LA Riots

Saturday, April 14 and 21
Radiohead, Bon Iver, The Shins, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Kaskade, Miike Snow, Jeff Mangum, Sebastian Ingrosso, Andrew Bird, Feist, Firehose, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, St. Vincent, Martin Solveig, Subfocus, Sbtrkt, Flying Lotus, Manchester Orchestra, Kasabian, AWOL Nation, Azealia Banks, Squeeze, A$AP Rocky, Buzzcocks, Kaiser Chiefs, Destroyer, The Head and the Heart, Laura Marling, Tuneyards, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Black Lips, The Big Pink, Childish Gambino, The Vaccines, Zed’s Dead, Grouplove, Jacques Lu Cont, We Were Promised, Jetpacks, Gary Clark Jr., Borgore, Dragonette, We Are Augustines, Mt. Eden, Destructo, Suedehead, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Filth Sound

Sunday, April 15 and 22
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, At the Drive-In, Justice, Florence and the Machine, AVICII, La Roux, Beirut, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, The Hives, DJ Shadow, Calvin Harris, Nero, Wild Flag, Modeselektor, Dada Life, Porter Robinson, Santigold, Flux Pavilion, Dr. P, Gotye, Seun Keti, Egypt 80, Beats Antique, Fitz and the Tantrums, Araabmuzik, Company Flow, Real Estate, Zed, Le Bucherettes, Greg Ginn, The Growlers, Noisia, Morgan Page, Gaslamp Killer, First Aid Kit, Oberhofer, Lissie, Thundercat, Metronomy, Wild Beasts, Housse de Racket, Fanfarlo, Spector, Gardens & Villa, Airplane Boys, Sleeper Agent

Original Coachella 2012 preview dated May 31, 2011. Updated Oct. 20, 2011; January 5, 2012.

Coachella comes to the Inland Empire [fergcorp_cdt_single date="13 April 2012 12:00:00"]

Just months after a successful Coachella 2011, Coachella 2012 announcements are already up, including that next year’s show will be two weekends long and that tickets go on sale June 3, 2011.

The biggest news is that Coachella will now be two identical weekends! Yes, really, the popularity of this concert is so large that the expansive Empire Polo Fields can no longer handle the crowd in just one weekend.While no two events are truly identical, Coachella announced that they “will attempt to produce two identical festival weekends. That means same lineup, same art, same place, different people.”

The two weekends will be:

  • Coachella Weekend 1 – April 13-15, 2012
  • Coachella Weekend 2 – April 20-22, 2012

The second big news item announced by Goldenvoice is that Coachella passes go on sale beginning Friday, June 3rd, 2011, at 10am PST until the following Friday June 10th, 2011, at 10pm PST. They inform us that this advance sale will be the only opportunity to take advantage of the Coachella Payment Plan. Passes will be available through a payment plan of 10% down and 8 equal monthly payments OR by payment in full. Thus, the price of three-day passes remains at $269 plus fees for the sixth consecutive year.

A very brief FAQ is posted online, with no other information available at this time, including the lineup for Coachella 2012. Still unanswered is if there will be a metal event similar to Big 4Stagecoach 2012 will follow this event by one week. Watch this site for more information as it becomes available.

Coachella 2012 lineup rumors

So if you want the Coachella lineup rumors for 2012, we’ve got ‘em. How accurate are these rumors? Probably not any better than any others, but here they are, directly from our fans: Daft Punk, Radiohead (rumored headliner 6 years running) and Gary Numan (not sure how much stock to put into this one).

More rumors are coming about Elvis Costello and many others (and here).

Coachella Lineup Hints from Coachella.com (Updated January 5, 2012)

Coachella has been dropping hints about the upcoming lineup with the following YouTube videos on Coachella.com:

Coachella 2012 Announcement\Coachella 2012 Two Weekends

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