The Coachella 2013 lineup has officially arrived, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, the Stone Roses and Phoenix are all slated to headline the two-weekend festival in Indio, California this April. Among the other big names on the bill: Lou Reed, Postal Service, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, New Order and 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 10th 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.
Coachella will kick off on April 12th through April 14th and reprise its lineup the following weekend, April 19th through 21st. Festival passes go on sale next Tuesday, January 29th, at 10 a.m. PST.
The full Coachella 2013 lineup is at coachella.com.
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