Coachella’s 2013 lineup is finally revealed! Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and The Stones Roses top this year’s bill, Among the other big names on the bill: Lou Reed, Postal Service, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Order and the Wu-Tang Clan.
As in past years, several of the marquee acts playing Coachella are in the midst of reuniting, or at least resurfacing with new material. Both Phoenix and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are gearing up to release their first new LPs in several years this April, and earlier this week Postal Service confirmed plans to ring in their tenth anniversary with a Coachella set. The Stones Roses and New Order both kicked off reunion tours last year, and Wu-Tang Clan are at work on a new album to mark their twentieth anniversary.
Rumors about this year’s Coachella headliners had been swirling for weeks, with the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk among the acts speculated to be performing at the festival. But last week, the Stones confirmed that they would not be playing Coachella, with Mick Jagger telling NME that the band would not be ready in time for the festival, despite the string of successful reunion dates they played in the U.K. and U.S. at the close of last year. And though Daft Punk have a new LP in the works, the band has reportedly told festival promoters they won’t be hitting the road this year.
This will be Coachella’s 14th hurrah and its second year of splitting the festival into two identical weekends in order to accomodate their vastly multiplying audience. Weekend 1 will take place April 12-14 and Weekend 2 will be April 19-21.
Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 29th at 10AM PST. Festival passes for Weekend 1 must be purchased with a shuttle pass or a car camping pass. New for 2013, the price you see is the price you pay — $349 for a GA ticket and $799 for VIP. Prices reflect all fees included.
So are you coming?