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Coachella Reveals Set Times, Fans Consider Conflicts: Jay-Z or PiL?

April 13, 2010 12:06 PM ET

Muse or MGMT? LCD Soundsystem or Echo & the Bunnymen? The end of Pavement's set or the beginning of Thom Yorke's set? These are just a few of the grueling decisions festivalgoers will have to make at this weekend's Coachella festival now that the three-day Indio, California fest has unveiled its set times.

All music festivals present fans with scheduling conflicts, but this year's Coachella is making it especially difficult: Jay-Z's headlining set overshadows Public Image Ltd.'s reunion set on the fest's opening night, Faith No More brushes up against sets by MGMT and Hot Chip during Saturday's shows and, perhaps most criminally, at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, Pavement, Phoenix and Gary Numan will all be on separate stages while Sly Stone will just be wrapping up his set on another.

Get amped for Coachella by checking out photos of last year's desert fest.

Sacrifices will have to be made, so head over to the Coachella site to confirm your plan of festival action before this weekend. In other Coachella news, organizers announced yesterday that the festival is now completely sold out. In years past, organizers would occasionally call in a last-minute addition, i.e. Prince in 2008, to help sell out the fest's daily 75,000 tickets, but no emergency performers were needed this year and the initial lineup carried enough musical incentive for ticket buyers.

Forced to miss out on a big performance or just didn't get tickets? Be sure to keep it tuned to Rolling Stone all weekend for our full coverage from the desert, from Jigga to Gorillaz and everything in between.

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