As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first nigh
As tipped here Friday, Bjork and Oasis will headline the third Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 27-28 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Bjork will close the first night, with Oasis wrapping things up the next. Other heavy hitters on the bill include Foo Fighters, the Chemical Brothers, the Prodigy, and Queens Of The Stone Age.
Tickets go on sale March 2; single-day admission will be $65, with a two-day passes available at an as-yet-to-be-determined discount.
As with the first two installments of the event, the lineup also features some of the world's top hip-hop and electronic artists. Returning from last year's bill are rapper Mos Def, DJ Paul Oakenfold, and Latin-leaning rock outfit Ozomatli. Hip-hop acts set for this year include Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, and KRS-One, while Basement Jaxx, Sasha & Digweed, St. Germain, Tiesto, and Groove Armada will represent the worlds of dance and electronica. Hotly tipped rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and U.K. cult favorites Belle & Sebastian have also signed on.
Oasis' appearance will likely be its first in North America since the conclusion of its Tour of Brotherly Love with Black Crowes last summer, and will coincide roughly with the release of the group's fifth Epic studio album. A source says the show is Bjork's only planned appearance for the coming months.
This year, Coachella returns to the two-day format utilized for its inaugural edition in October 1999, which featured such artists as Rage Against The Machine, Tool, and Beck, as well as dozens of dance and electronic acts. After a one-year hiatus in 2000, last year's festival included Jane's Addiction, Weezer, the Roots, and Fatboy Slim.